Digital Access for All Idahoans logo

Ensuring Idahoans have access to information and communication technology vital for life in the 21st century. 

Digital Access for All Idahoans logo

Ensuring Idahoans have access to information and communication technology vital for life in the 21st century. 

Digital Access for All Idahoans logo

Ensuring Idahoans have access to information and communication technology vital for life in the 21st century. 

Overview

Many Idahoans face barriers to digital access at a time when internet use is increasingly vital to the ability to thrive in every aspect of life like access to health care, education, business, and government services. The Digital Access for All Idahoans (DAAI) plan documents pervasive barriers to digital access and proposes a visionary strategy to end digital access divides that prevent many Idahoans from accessing crucial technology. The DAAI plan will increase broadband affordability for Idahoans, as well as improve digital skills, cybersecurity awareness, access to devices, technical support, and access to public services.

Some Idahoans must surmount especially steep barriers to digital access due to membership in groups that have traditionally been excluded from the benefits of technological advances. The DAAI plan includes specific populations that are covered by the Digital Equity Act of 2021 and considers the unique barriers and solutions for each covered population. The DAAI covered populations are households below 150% of poverty level, aging individuals, incarcerated individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals with a language barrier, individuals who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group, and individuals who primarily reside in a rural area.

The DAAI plan aligns with existing efforts to improve digital access outcomes. There are other strategic planning efforts in Idaho to address digital access in various sectors, including economic and workforce development, education, health, civic and social engagement, and public services. This plan aligns with the Idaho Department of Commerce’s Office of Broadband Link Up Idaho Initiative Five-Year Action Plan and local digital equity plans that are currently in development. The DAAI plan includes objectives and metrics to ensure alignment with digital equity plans across Idaho.

DAAI Resource Directory

Does your organization provide digital access resources for community members? Digital access resources include services that assist with the following:

  • Broadband access and affordability
  • Device access
  • Digital skills and technical support
  • Public devices and internet access
  • Digital inclusion funding
  • And more!

If so, join us in mapping Idaho’s digital access resources!

Check out the Digital Access for All Idahoans Resource Directory.

Click the button below to submit your entries.

Timeline

Resources

Digital Equity Act Programs

An overview of the federal Digital Equity Act Programs facilitating the development and implementation of statewide plans and projects for the next five years.

ICfL’s Digital Inclusion Resources

The ICfL provides an overview of digital inclusion and related resources via a dedicated webpage.

Idaho Digital Access Workbook

This workbook is intended to help communities throughout Idaho form action groups to start investigating and defining their local community needs related to digital inclusion.

IdahoDigitalSkills.org

Idaho Digital Skills offers Idahoans free access to online learning tools to increase their digital skills.

Email us your comments, questions, and suggestions at digitalskills@libraries.idaho.gov

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Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

Deputy State Librarian
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