Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Digital Access - An ongoing proactive research concerning the Digital Divide

The Research Institute for the Development and Promotion of Digital Access
is a non profit non governmental organisation that was founded in August 2005 in Athens.

Digital Access basic aim is the study and research of methods and actions to be taken in order to reduce the Digital Divide, in a local, national and European level.

Digital Divide, in a global level, it refers to social inequalities between those that have and those that do not have access to new technologies and Internet society.

The phenomenon is particularly worrying while this inequalities is even observed between the same demographic team. This social inequalities are related with the degree of use and exploitation of new technologies and Internet as well as with the different degree of access in the trafficked in information.

What is really worrying is that these social inequalities and technology perceptions and uses are different even between the same social group. These social inequalities are related with the degree of use and exploitation of new technologies and Internet as well as with the different degree of access in the information flow.

The Digital Divide constitutes a social problem with social, cultural and economic extensions and is related directly with the skills as well as the abilities and rights of every person, every social group for equal access to information. in learning, in information knowledge, in organisation and in education.

New technologies and the internet facilitates the communication procedure, the freedom of expression, the participative democracy, the continuous education, the equality and the acceptance in diversity. In this new way of life it is our duty to contribute, all together, in order each individual, each social group to have the chance to use new technologies and Internet as a way to express their needs, beliefs and culture.


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