'Digital Inclusion Day' Aims to Educate on Modern Technology

AUSTIN -- Hundreds of people turned out at ACC's Highland campus Friday for a "Digital Inclusion Day" event.

The City of Austin was one of many sponsors for the event, aimed to help people learn more about modern technology.

More than 20 community organizations offered tips to people at the event.

They were able to learn about computer classes and summer youth programs.

Some even received free one-on-one guidance on using Internet and computer services.

One UT student – who teaches code – told us about how important his program is.

"Our core program currently is a mentorship program that pairs UT students who are exceptional at programming and passionate about education, it pairs them up with an elementary school student for an after-school program in Austin," said Moiz Rizvi of Code Orange.

The City hopes to make this an annual event and said that 55,000 adults in the Austin area are disconnected from the digital community.

 

 

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