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Bridging the Digital Divide Program

A collaboration between the Department of Aging & Disability Services (ADS) State Unit on Aging & the CT Tech Act Project (CTTAP).

Bridging the Digital Divide is funded through the federal Enhancing Public Health Workforce grant which ends on September 30, 2024.

Our goal is to help bridge the digital divide by providing one on one or group services to adults with disabilities (18 and older) and aging adults (60 and older).

Services to individuals include:

  • Increase access to technology & technology use
  • Provide tech support, troubleshooting, & teach built in device accessibility features
  • Increase access to the community, virtual programming & telehealth to reduce social isolation
  • Connect Individuals to community resources for ongoing supports
  • Provide tablet technology (with or without hotspot) to individuals 60 & older, if eligible
Older woman sitting in her dining room, showcasing the iPad she received from the Bridging the Digital Divide program.
Digital Divide coordinator, Miriam from UCP, showing a woman with a disability how to use a tablet and trackball mouse

Why connect with a Digital Divide Coordinator (DDC)?

If you or an individual you work with has technology but struggles to use it and would benefit from some training & support, such as

  • Connecting to their Wi Fi
  • Learning to use social media to connect to family and friends
  • Learning to use virtual platforms like Zoom, Teams or virtual community services
  • Learning how to use built in accessibility features in their devices – speech to text, magnification, text to speech, etc.
  • And more …

Services to Organizations:

Provide training to entities, such as staff at senior and community centers, libraries, and others who serve the same population, to help them provide access and tech support to their participants.

Why connect your agency to a DDC?

If your organization serves adults with disabilities or individuals 60 and older and you/your staff could benefit from training to be able to support your clients, such as:

  • Learn how to set up built in accessibility features on your technology or your clients’ technology
  • Learn how to set your client’s up with virtual platforms or your virtual services
  • Help your clients use social media or other internet activities (i.e..: online grocery shopping, accessing eBooks, connecting with friends & family etc.)
Older man smiling at the camera sitting at his home office


Please contact the program by June 30, 2024 to be considered for services through this program. 

Those who contact the program between July 1 and September 30, 2024 may receive services, depending on availability.  If services are not available, we will also do our best to connect you with other resources that may assist you.


Contact the CT Tech Act Project for more information by using the Contact Us feature on our website or calling 860-803-0588. You can contact a DDC directly at the following:

NEAT Center – serving Litchfield Hartford, Tolland & Windham Counties, Call (860) 286-3101 or email  Nicole.Feeney@oakhillct.org

UCP of Eastern CT – serving Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex & New London Counties. Call 860-288-9520 or email DDC@ucpect.org

The Connecticut Bridging the Digital Divide program is funded by the federal Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Expanding the Public Health Workforce within the Disability Network.