Digital Inclusion

Latest Digital Inclusion news, events and resources. Find out more about Leep's Digital Inclusion initiatives!

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In a rapidly changing environment, effectively recruiting volunteers can be a challenge for many organisations. Volunteer powered digital mentoring programs are not immune to this challenge, and as the volunteer landscape shifts people are increasingly looking to volunteer in ways that make the most of their unique skills and abilities.

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Would you love to share your digital skills and knowledge to assist seniors become more confident with their digital needs? As a Digital Mentor you can assist seniors to learn digital skills such as how to send an sms on a smartphone or how to email on a tablet or how to use a laptop to browse the net. 

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Give people the power to be online and use technology! Become a Digital Mentor today. Everything is going online; without the skills to use technology, people are becoming more and more excluded from the modern world and all it has to offer. A digital mentor provides one-on-one support to help people learn about technology

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Hawkesbury Library Service
Tech Help
Wednesdays, 10.00am-11.00am
Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St, Windsor

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Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people, a U.S. study suggests. People in chronic pain are at risk of depression to start with. When pain makes them stay home more, interacting with friends and family less, it only adds to this risk, the researchers found. 

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Since a browser is one of the pieces of software people (including seniors), uses all the time, this article by Make Tech Easier lists some suggestions on how to make the browser more senior citizen-friendly. They include extensions for accessible reading, zooming text, ad blocking, and reminders.

Teenage Helping Grandfather With Laptop

Over YourLink's time running Tea and Technology events they’ve learnt quite a bit about how their attendees like to interact and learn. In this article YourLink share some practical lessons that can be useful for everyone - whether you are a grandchild helping a grandparent or someone running a session for a group of seniors.

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The OzChild Cyber Safety Manual was created to help carers of children in out of home care to understand the significant risks posed by social media. Device use and the internet are now a part of everyday life. The manual’s main message is to not ban the internet or devices from children, but to be aware of the dangers and educate children.

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Digital or e-government has been prominent on Australia’s political agenda for at least a decade. It has led to improvements in e-services that allow you to pay rates online, submit a digital tax return, or claim rebates for medical bills. But while e-services can make life more convenient for those who have access, there are signs that transacting

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YourLink & Adssi HomeLiving Australia
Tea & Technology for Seniors
30 October 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm
Evergreen Life Care, Yallambee Ave, West Gosford