The Digital Equity Laboratory uncovers and addresses structural inequities that persist and evolve as technology transforms our cultural, social, and political systems.

The laboratory:

  • Practices applied research, technical support, and national, state and local policy strategy to advance digital equity
  • Brings together practitioners, scholars, organizers, and policymakers to create cross-sector leadership on key digital equity issues
  • Creates career and practical opportunity ladders for students, graduates, companies, and communities interested in exploring and building equitable technology ecosystems

Key issue areas:

  • Equitable models of digital access, including holistic and accountable broadband infrastructure systems
  • “Digital Sanctuary” and other digital equity frameworks for online privacy, safety, and cyber-security
  • Smart city and edge tech innovations and their potential benefits and risks for underrepresented and vulnerable communities

Photo by Danny R. Peralta.