Topic: Digital Inclusion

Breaking Through Language Barriers with Technology

March 5, 2013
If you’re reading this, chances are you have the ability to read, understand, and act on the estimated 54% of web content that exists in English. For a growing number of Americans, though, the information they’re searching for may be online -- they just can’t read it. According to the 2010 Census, more than 20% of individuals in the US speak a language other than English at home, and of those, less than half say they don’t speak English very well. That’s about 25 million people with limited proficiency in English – nearly 6 million in California alone.

What is the Value of the Cloud for CSOs in the Developing World?

May 17, 2012
There has been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of Cloud computing to the nonprofit sector, but many CSOs in the developing world are unaware of how important this technology is quickly becoming. This is in part because developing countries face additional constraints which limit its adoption, though the benefits that can be derived from its use are somewhat unparalleled. CSOs in developing countries may arguably not be as worried about security and privacy, (though this too is by no means of little importance!) because infrastructure problems like lack of a reliable electricity supply, limited internet access and slow broadband are issues they must still overcome if they want to adopt many ICT services and truly take advantage of services like the Cloud.