Getting Started With Telemedicine – Virtual Appointments

Lexington, Ky (October 9, 2020) – Telemedicine is transforming how we interact with our doctors. You now have access to medical care from the comfort of your home using virtual or online consultations. Using your phone, tablet or a computer, your doctor can answer questions, evaluate your symptoms, follow up on an in-person visit, and provide a diagnosis or support. …

How Being a Voice for Digital Inclusion Empowers Yourself and Others

Louisville, Ky (October 9, 2020) – As we near the end of Digital Inclusion Week, 2020, I hope that your experience over these last several days has resulted in a very personal sense of inspiration and motivation.  Whether you are coming to this topic as a veteran in the fight against the Digital Divide, or as a newcomer seeking to increase …

Assistive Technologies: True Digital Inclusion For All

Bowling Green, Ky (October 6, 2020) – Upon hearing the word “inclusion” related to education, most think of shared classroom and learning experiences for kids with special needs. However, true inclusion also involves the equitable opportunity to participate and communicate within the learning environment. In many cases, students with diverse needs rely on digital and technological supports to make this …

Why Communicators Should Advocate for Digital Inclusion

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2020) – I am convinced that Digital Inclusion is something anyone in the communications industry should understand and work toward.  It is, at its very core, part of why good communication practices matter — whether you’re in journalism, public relations, marketing, telecommunications, or other parts of the industry.  The NDIA defines Digital Inclusion as activities “to ensure that …

Digital Inclusion in a Virtual School World

Bowling Green, Ky. (October 5, 2020) –Having the good fortune of working for Connected Nation over the past 15 years, I’ve witnessed the full spectrum of what broadband looks like throughout the United States. Communities with gigabit service, communities that are a few hollers, corn rows or cacti from any connection at all, and everything in between. The lack of …

Dividing Lines: A Discussion on What Digital Inclusion Means and Who is Being Left Out

Louisville, Ky. (October 3, 2019) – Imagine your life without access to broadband (high-speed internet). You couldn’t pay your bills online or access  your doctor’s appointments. You couldn’t search and apply for new jobs or, if you have kids, provide them with the resources needed to finish their homework.  You couldn’t easily look online to order cheaper goods or compare …