Definition: The digital divide refers to the gap between people who possess regular access to technology, such as computers and related Internet functions, and those who do not have this access. Since the 1990s when the term first originated under the Clinton Administration, the digital divide has been a topic of research and intense debate in both social and political circles.

Cleveland Public Library has taken a leadership role in helping to conquer the digital divide locally, recognizing the value of providing fair and equal access to technology for everyone, regardless of social or economic class.

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