What is e-inclusion? - Definition from WhatIs.com
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E-inclusion is a social movement whose goal is to end the digital divide , a term used to describe the fact that the world can be divided into people who do and people who don't have access to - and the capability to use - modern information technology ( IT ). According to advocates, e-inclusion has the power to: close the gap between developed and less developed countries; promote democracy and mutual understanding; and empower disadvantaged individuals, such as the poor, the disabled, and the unemployed.

An increasing number of computer equipment and software companies have e-inclusion programs. According to Hewlett-Packard, the purpose of their e-inclusion initiative is "... to close the gap between the technology-empowered communities and the technology-excluded communities on our planet by making it profitable to do so." The company's program is targeting low-income areas in the developing world to improve opportunities for education, healthcare, and employment and deliver access to world markets and consumer credit.

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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