As of November 30, 2011, IMLS is no longer collecting responses to this survey.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services believes that communities need to work together so that everyone can access the information and technology they need to succeed. Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies.

We are interested in getting feedback on tools we are creating to help communities raise awareness about digital inclusion and take action to reduce barriers that prevent people from accessing and using broadband.

To participate in this survey you will need to review the Proposed Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities, which is organized around eleven principles and associated goals. The brochure, Building Digitally Inclusive Communities, outlines these principles.

If you are particularly interested in this subject we ask that you also read the Final Report, which provides more detail about the framework and the context in which it was developed. The Final Report describes the eleven principles, their associated goals and strategies, and provides a detailed section called “Getting Started on Digital Inclusion.”

These tools are intended to help communities come together to discuss barriers to digital inclusion in their communities and to develop plans to take action so that everyone in the community can benefit from the economic, civic and educational opportunities made possible by broadband technologies.

The survey is completely voluntary and results will not be disseminated to the public. The survey should take 10 minutes to complete.