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Digital Divide Persists Even as Lower-Income Americans Make Gains in Tech Adoption -
From Pew Research Center Fact Tank Blog by Monica Anderson Nearly 30 years after the debut of the World Wide Web, internet use, broadband adoption and smartphone ownership have grown rapidly for all Americans – including those who are less well off financially. But even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital … Continue reading Digital Divide Persists Even as Lower-Income Americans Make Gains in Tech Adoption
Digital Divide Spurs Demand for Volunteers -
Rochester, New York. An explosion in demand for computer help has led to a critical shortage of volunteers who work to meet the need. Digital Literacy, which places volunteers in local libraries to help patrons learn basic computer skills and complete computer-essential tasks, is experiencing an ever-increasing demand for its services. “Over the last three … Continue reading Digital Divide Spurs Demand for Volunteers
Digital Literacy Expands to Gates -
  LVR announced today a new partnership with Gates Public Library. The partnership to provide LVR’s Digital Literacy services to library patrons is supported by the Greece Community Education Literacy Zone, which is funded by the New York State Department of Education. Digital Literacy is a five-year-old program in which volunteer navigators work one-to-one with … Continue reading Digital Literacy Expands to Gates
The Least Connected People In America -
POLITICO By MARGARET HARDING MCGILL 02/07/2018 05:04 AM EST Photo by M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO OROFINO, Idaho — Alexis Coomer’s house isn’t located in a remote area, at least not compared with many of her fellow Nez Perce tribe members on this reservation in north-central Idaho. She lives in the 3,000-person town of Orofino, the go-to place … Continue reading The Least Connected People In America
New LVR Services Coordinator -
LVR is excited to announce it has hired a new Services Coordinator. Denise Smith comes to us most recently from Lifespan of Greater Rochester, where she served as the Intake Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute. Denise is a graduate of RIT where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees (MBA). Additionally,  Denise … Continue reading New LVR Services Coordinator