Today, technology touches nearly every aspects of our daily lives, affecting our activities both on and offline. In many ways, tech empowers us to exercise our rights more fully by providing new opportunities to build connections and share ideas beyond our immediate community. The internet has expanded the possibilities for work, education, access to healthcare, and more. But these same technologies can unfortunately serve to infringe our rights. They can be used to surveil and silence marginalized communities at a scale that was never before possible.
In my previous blog post, I wrote about how you can find the email address of a potential donor, almost instantly.
Excited to have discovered such a tool, you may have looked up the email address of an important potential donor and spent the entire morning drafting and revising an email to send them.
But you realized there is no way to know whether this potential donor will open and read your email. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know whether or not you got their attention?
How Providing Access to Technology Helps the John Howard Society of Durham Region Connect with their Community
It’s easy to assume everyone has access to the Internet in a first-world country like Canada, but in reality 17 per cent of Canadian households don’t have internet at home – including 58 per cent of households with incomes of $30 000 or less.
That’s millions of Canadians falling behind in the digital age where almost every aspect of our lives is tied to the Internet, including a vital one: employment.
Accessibility is important for everyone - not just individuals with disabilities. For example, when buildings are wheelchair accessible, it benefits parents with strollers. Or when a TV program has closed captioning, it benefits patrons watching in a noisy bar who can’t hear the audio.
Our communications coordinator, Matthew Couto, sat down with Tara Masurk of the ONN to discuss TechSoup Canada's capacity and solutions for web accessibility and general communications.
TechSoup Canada is one of many nonprofit organizations telling their story around accessibility as part of the EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario project, which aims to strengthen the capacity and ability of nonprofits to understand their compliance requirements under The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
In part two of our deep dive into the new Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in Word 2016. Don't have Microsoft Office 2016? Get it now through the TechSoup Microsoft donation program!
The Leacock Foundation runs educational programs that reach underserved youth in South Africa and in Toronto -- all with just a handful of staff. How are they able to accomplish this feat? With a lot of passion, hard work and good tech planning.
There is a misconception that creating a mobile app is not viable for the philanthropy sector. We learned, from a fantastic open dialogue on the TechSoup forum about Mobile App vs. Mobile Web (sparked by our Twitter discussion), that there are 3 main reasons people don’t feel mobile apps are accessible:
This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog.