Social inclusion

How can IT build strong and healthy communities, promote social inclusion, and bridge the digital and information divide?

Social inclusion is about participation, and increasing opportunities for people (especially the most disadvantaged) to engage in all aspects of community life. 1

Information and communication technologies progress social inclusion by:

  • improving access to services
  • providing connectivity to others through community interaction
  • helping people manage their wellbeing and health through access to relevant, timely information.

Projects listed within this research priority are primarily affiliated with the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI).

Enabling IT social inclusion flagship programs

Lead Researchers

Professor Sue McKemmish, Professor Kim Marriott, Associate Professor Julie Fisher, Professor Frada Burstein, and Associate Professor Graeme Johanson.

1. Australian Federal Government (2008) Social Inclusion.