Device ownership is critically important to thriving in the modern economy. Yet, 36 million people in the United States do not have a computer at home. Solving this issue at scale requires comprehensive changes to the formal and informal systems that allow an individual to obtain a computer. That's where Digitunity comes in.
Digitunity is a US-based national organization working to eliminate the technology gap. Working in the digital inclusion space since the 1980s, the organization connects donors of technology with organizations serving marginalized individuals in need.
Shaped by this experience, Digitunity has developed a strategy focused on creating local impact through the benefit of a national lens. The Methodology for a Sustainable Device Ecosystem outlines the key elements and conditions that need to be in place to ensure affordable devices and related supports are available to those who need them.
Digitunity is actively engaged in numerous work streams that support the deployment and adoption of the Framework, including implementing supply chain interventions and devising community systems of distribution. Work includes creating publications, advocacy to enact policies that advance device ownership, and awareness-building to drive corporate and individual donations of technology as well as advisory services for states, municipalities, coalitions and companies.