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Data Driven Change for Connecting Rural America during COVID-19 Crisis

Project tags:

data science & visualization

equity & inclusion

information literacy

Project poster

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more activities have moved online but not everyone has access to reliable internet or the skills to do activities like school and work from home especially in rural communities. By analyzing data that has been collected by Digital Navigators using a set of intake forms, this project attempts to assess the lack of access and skills to reliable internet and devices, and provide necessary resources to rural communities in Appalachia. The results focused on the availability of the internet, access to the internet, especially in low-income households, and interest in employment.

Project participants:

Leah DeSantis