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Literacy 2.0: Building Adult Literacy in the Digital Era

Washington, D.C. is home to a diverse community of businesses, nonprofits, educational and political institutions and more that rely increasingly on digital platforms and workspaces, but the opportunities created through access to digital tools and services have yet to reach everyone in the nation’s capital. Increasingly, digital literacy is an essential skill required to fully participate in D.C.’s cultural and commercial vibrancy. Confronting the digital divide requires supporting communities with the tools and skills they need to navigate the digital world as well as expanding access to technology and connectivity.

On October 6, 2022, the Washington Literacy Center (WLC) convened the Digital Literacy Roundtable during Digital Inclusion Week to discuss this problem and ways to address challenges people face when trying to access digital resources and participate in the digital economy — from older adults to those without a high school diploma to business owners, and so many more...


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