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Webinar Series 2: Addressing the Digital Divide – Sept. 18th, 25th, & Oct. 2nd


 

 

September 18th, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM

Title: Why is it so Important to be “Online” Today? 

The ability to access and use the internet, computers and related technology has become essential in today’s world. Technology is transforming the most important areas of our lives, from employment to education to health.  We are now faced with a new challenge – the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and all it brings. In this workshop we will explore the digital divide in our rural communities; what is it?, how does it affect people with disabilities and older adults, and why it reached crisis levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Presenters: 

Kami Griffiths, Executive Director and Co-Founder Community Tech Network

9-18-20 Why is It So Important to Be Online Today FINAL

 

 


 

 

September 25, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM

Title:  How to Get “Online” and Be Safe While There 
In this workshop we will be covering computer basics such as:

  • Getting started with computers – Different types of computers and communications devices
  • Learning how to use a computer – where to go locally and online classes
  • How to get access to the internet
  • How to connect to and search the internet
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Avoiding scams and frauds and keeping your information safe

Webinar attendees will be given an overview of the basics of using a computer and other communications devices and be provided with resources, both local and online, resources that can be contacted and used for individual one-on-one, or group support for getting started on their journey in to the online world.

 

Presenters: To Be Announced

 

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October 2, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM

Title: Going Virtual – Access to Healthcare, services and supports. How to access services & supports online
In this session, attendees will be provided with an overview of resources for what they can do now that they have online access and will begin to develop and expand their digital literacy.  Below are just a few of the subjects that will be touched upon throughout the session. Again, attendees will be provided with access to files and documents that will enable them to access these sources following the session.

  • Telemedicine – communicating with your doctor
  • Getting your prescriptions online
  • Communicating with your friends and family, (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
  • Buying items and services online

Presenters: To Be Announced

 

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