Digital Equity, Inclusion & Skills Resources

Digital Skills Resources

WIN Learning (WIN) helps school districts, community colleges, adult education programs, corrections, workforce development, and business and industry organizations ensure all learners and job seekers have the skills to be successful in their path to career readiness. WIN’s Personalized Career Readiness System provides learners and job seekers with the tools necessary to prepare them for the future, whether it’s college, a trade school, the military, or the workplace. A free educational website that teaches older adults and inexperienced internet users with basic computer skills in websites. Provides many articles and tutorials on 21st-century online platforms, tools, and social media.  Lessons are available in English. Great for learning both how to use computers, tablets, and smartphones, as well as specific apps and websites, and how to engage in online culture. Lessons are holistic, providing guidance from downloading to deleting apps. A “one-stop shop” for computer and technology training for computer basics, hardware, software, applications, and basic job search resources. Resources include facilitator support for utilizing the courses and designing your own. Lessons are available in English and Spanish. Great for self-guided learners and self-paced community learning. Great for visual learners with lower literacy skills.  Website with free resources and tools for learners to acquire necessary skills for 21st-century life. From Microsoft Office and email to reading and math, the site provides more than 180 topics, with more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games.   Lessons are available in English and Spanish. Great for self-guided learners who may require a little more extensive training and assistance to guide their digital literacy journey. Requires basic literacy skills.

Mozilla Foundation Free and open source tools and resources for facilitators to lead sessions on how to read, write, and participate on the web. Materials range from web literacy basics to coding, protecting your data, and more. Recommendations for facilitation and community engagement are also included.
The curriculum and courses are available in English. Great for facilitators looking to build and expand their in-person or virtual group sessions.

Google for Education, Applied Digital Skills   Well-organized curriculum for teachers, covering over 1,000 topics. This platform offers an opportunity to integrate lessons into pre-existing Google Classrooms or to teach directly through the program. Courses include a specific course on teaching this program. Self-guided learners can also jump in and follow self-guided classes.
Courses are offered in English. Great for community members who require a platform and a curriculum to teach digital literacy and community members who hope to ramp up personal digital skills.

Grow with Google  This digital skills service combines free, self-paced career skills courses, and low-cost career certifications in a simple, browser-based portal. The program also offers partnership opportunities for libraries that include facilitated classes, outreach support, and opportunities for community members to participate in various digital skill building.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment This resource’s digital skills assessment portion is free of cost. Still, for a subscription fee, a data portal can be created to collect data on community members’ needs and provide access to curricula that can assist in instruction. Assessment and curricula are currently only offered in English. Excellent for assisting community members in determining where they should begin their digital skills journey.– A fabulous Digital Skills

This includes a Digital Skills Glossary– A Collaborative effort that defines digital words in a simple context. Knowing the “language” of digital skills is an important foundation for digital resilience. The Digital Skills Glossary is a set of open vocabulary-based resources and activities to help build learners’ digital resilience.

EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit 

The EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit is a resource to help educators explore sustainable edtech routines — general, repeatable edtech activities that can be leveraged regularly regardless of context or content and provide predictable experiences for learners— and understand the underlying evidence-based strategies behind their use. It also provides guidance on developing learners’ digital literacy when implementing these routines by providing sample questions teachers can ask that support direct instruction of digital skills. These questions are designed to help connect the tasks learners perform through the routine to the underlying digital skills being developed. Lloyds Bank Academy is here to help people, businesses, and charities thrive. We built Lloyds Bank Academy so people all over the UK have free opportunities to improve their capability and confidence online. It’s a learning platform that offers a huge variety of lessons and webinars in digital, life, and work skills. The Academy is open to everyone, easy to follow, and completely free. Choose from on-demand learning or sign up for one of our live sessions. For businesses: Grow your business with expert support, tools, and resources; For Individuals, Make every day simpler with helpful guides and lessons; For charities: Change the world with advice and help for non-profits.

Digital Equity Resources

Digital Equity Act Population Viewer

The Digital Equity Act Population Viewer includes five (5) thematic maps to explore. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the Digital Equity Act of 2021, also called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Sections 60301-60307). The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program is the first of three Digital Equity Act programs that will be administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Under the legislation, NTIA allocates awards to participating States (including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) based on their populations, demographics, and availability and adoption of broadband. This map viewer depicts the data used in the funding allocation formula.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet-connected devices.

How do you qualify?

If your income is below 200% of the poverty line or if you receive a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

What could you receive?

Up to a $30 discount on internet service and a discount on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

You can find all the details and check to see if you qualify, apply and find a company near you on the webpage,

This resource would be super to include in a welcome packet, bulletin board, and communication like newsletters. They have all the community resources like flyers, brochures, and social media graphics you may need at

Digital Inclusion

Digital Inclusion Toolkit by New York State Library

A toolkit that provides lots of information on Digital Inclusion, Digital inclusion services are the programs, actions, and services developed and sustained
to assist community members in gaining access to appropriate devices, sustainable broadband, digital skill building, and developing long-term digital skills. This toolkit is broken up into different categories addressing major barriers to digital inclusion, with recommended knowledge-creation tools throughout. Chapters addressing digital skills and literacy, include “Auditing Your Current Digital Skills Offerings,” “Digital Navigators” and “Planning Your Digital
Skills Training Strategy.” Areas covering access to devices and the internet are covered in “Access to Internet Capable Devices” and “Access to Broadband,” as well as sections of “Defining Your Community’s Needs.”(a resource for this page).