Chair – Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
The internet has become intertwined with everything we do – including how we access the news and information, how we access goods and services, and how we communicate with each other.
So what happens if you don’t have access to the internet? What happens if you can’t physically tap into the network, afford to pay for the services, or find digital content that is accessible and readable?
Without internet access and sufficient levels of digital literacy, there is a real danger that some people are going to left behind. And some people are already being left behind.
The digital divide is a serious issue for many people – in particular for older Australians, people with disabilities, and people in remote communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
The panel includes:
- Natalie Collins, Deputy Chief Executive, Media Access Australia
- Bruce Maguire, Policy and Public Affairs Advisor, Vision Australia
- Dr Peter Radoll, Acting Director of the Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and Assistant Professor in Information Systems, University of Canberra
- Nan Bosler, President, Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
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