In case you missed it over the long Labor Day weekend, Marlon Sorto wrote in the American-Statesman and ¡ahora sí! about the city’s Digital Inclusion in Austin study (pdf), which was published this year.
According to the study, more than 50,000 residents don’t have access to a computer or know how to navigate the Internet and those non-users are more likely to be women, older than 45, be Latino and low-income. The story, which ran in print on Saturday, includes five things about the digital divide and Latinos you should know. Here’s an excerpt:
Lack of conexión: Eight percent of Austin’s adult population, or about 52,805 people, don’t have home access to the Internet. More than 53.6 percent of them are Latinos, according to the city’s data.
High interest:Among those surveyed,Latinos were most interested in pursuing computer training. More than 68 percent of them expressed interest in taking free classes, if available, according to the city’s study.
You can find the full story on MyStatesman.com.