Category Archives: digital divide news

Voices From the Lab: Fear Turns to Joy at Austin Free-Net

“I’m afraid of touching it; I’ll break it,” said new Austin Free-Net client Brenda Herndon as she sat down at a computer desk inside The DeWitty Center computer lab. “No, I’m okay; I’ll just watch my friend work on his … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: “Broadband Across Texas Week” Is a HIT at AFN

Joining our partners within Texas Connects Coalition to create a week dedicated solely to the purpose of ensuring Texans know about how to gain access to computer education and the Internet, Austin Free-Net began “Broadband Across Texas Week” with excitement … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Austin Free-Net Ensures Digital Equality in Austin

According to the leading specialists in the Internet resources industry, The Pew Internet & American Life Project, 42 % of American adults don’t own a desktop computer and 39 % don’t down a laptop. That’s a whole lot of Americans … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Training Carries On After Electricity Goes Out

Texas storms can roll in slowly or push through in a hurry. Recently, a Technology For All (TFA) evening computer training class had just begun at the Bastrop Public Library when a front moved through so fast it knocked over … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Success Begins at Home

Austin Free-Net offers 10 computers in the free computer lab at M Station, a housing area which is home to those living below 50 percent of the Travis County median household income. The residents of these newly built home sites … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: What Makes Austin Free-Net Different?

Austin Free-Net is the go-to computer education facility for so many Austin area adults because we offer the opportunity to improve their computer literacy in nontraditional classroom settings at no cost to them. 

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Voices From the Lab: Update & Enhance Your Resume Today at Austin Free-Net

Austin Free-Net staff works with both unemployed and underemployed Austin adults each and every day to help them strengthen their resume and Austin’s workforce.  We follow the accepted and general rules of resume  building.

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Voices From the Lab: Digital Divide – How Do YOU Define It?

What exactly is the Digital Divide? According to the World English Dictionary (www.dictionary.com) it is a noun and it is “the gap between those people who have Internet access and those who do not.” Seems like a simple definition for … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Today Was One of Those Days… by Mimi Tilton, Austin Free-Net

Sometimes even working at the greatest nonprofit in Austin can be a grind.  No, honestly!  Yes, we at Austin Free-Net are all passionate about the mission to provide free  computer access and training to the Austin community.  We work daily and … Continue reading

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The Right Click – April 2012 Austin Free-Net

Please enjoy the wonderful monthly newsletter from Austin Free-Net, The Right Click. http://www.austinfree.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/The-Right-Click-April-2012-Newsletter.pdf

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