Technically Philly: Students of Digital Literacy Classes Explain Hardships of Internet Inaccessibility

A man worked on a computer at the center.

Wendy Stevens clicked eagerly on the desktop of the thin computer monitor in front of her, scrolling through a screen with large, bold print and big arrows. Blogging and Streaming. The words were hard off the tongue of Stevens, who joined six others in the room. As they recited aloud the four-sentence definition, many foreheads wrinkled in confusion.

It was about half an hour into their first digital literacy training session named “Internet Basics and Safety” at the Opportunity Industrialization Center in North Philadelphia. The sessions, in partnership with Lift Philadelphia and Comcast, are part of a series of free computer lessons open to the public. Topics vary from emailing to social networking.

See the rest of the story and a video at our partner’s website at TechnicallyPhilly here.



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