The technological revolution is changing the way we live and work. Technology has the potential to transform the lives of unemployed, disadvantaged and socially isolated people.
As information and communication technology becomes more commonplace, competence with computers and familiarity with online services are necessary in order to participate in modern life. However large sections of the community are unable to access digital technology in the privacy of their homes because they cannot afford the cost of a computer or maintaining internet access.
In the 21st century, digital inclusion is a vital means of achieving social inclusion.
Digital inclusion will help determine how people learn, work and play, how they interact with society and exercise their electoral rights and responsibilities.