Digital Literacy

The past two surveys of technology access and ownership in Austin in 2011 and 2014 used a short eight-item set of questions about people’s digital literacy and capabilities. The 2018 survey added 12 items that Austin Free-Net developed to assess the level of an individual’s digital literacy skills before participating in Free-Net training courses. This broader range of questions provides a more fine-grained picture of the range and types of digital literacy within the Austin population.