Digital navigators are individuals who address the whole digital inclusion process — home connectivity, devices, and digital skills — with community members through repeated interactions.
South Salt Lake Digital Navigators are volunteers and cross-trained staff who will sit down with community members to learn about what are some of the barriers that prevent them being able to utilize devices.
South Salt Lake City’s Digital Navigators are able to assist community members by:
- Assess community members digital skill level pertaining to what they need to accomplish. These skills may include:
- Setting up a computer device
- Understanding computer settings
- Browsing the internet
- Learn about Google Suite tools
- Understanding and navigating social media
- How to remain safe online
- Advise clients about free or affordable home internet service options for which they may qualify, assist clients to apply for services they choose
Community members are welcome to come into the Co-Op to receive support navigating digital resources at any time.
More information about signing up to become a digital navigator volunteer coming soon.
Other Useful Resources
- Project Reads Digital Skills Lab – Project Read has partnered with the city of South Salt Lake to offer entry level computer classes to community. Students use the Northstar Digital Literacy Curriculum to learn the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education. Modules cover topics from basic computer skills, to essential software skills, to using technology in daily life.
- Tech Charities – Tech Charities distributes hundreds of computers each year to families and students in need. Business and others donate computers and volunteers refurbish them to sell to the community at an affordable rate.
- Affordable Connectivity Program – The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband (internet) they need for work, school, healthcare and more.