Digital Inclusion

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

The digital divide has plateaued but persists for 2.6 million Australians. Who are they, and why are they not online?

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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 and use it confidently and safely.  

young woman showing older woman how to use a program on a laptop

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. 

This report outlines the QUT Digital Media Research Centre's investigation into community-based digital mentoring practices to inform the development of robust, evidence-based resources for digital mentors.

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These monthly snapshots introduce some of the latest offerings from academic, government and non-government sources available in the APO Digital Inclusion Collection. The snapshot examines three recent reports. Two of these survey digital transformation strategies and initiatives of Australia’s federal and state and territory governments: the Parliamentary Library’s Public Sector Digital Transformation: A Quick Guide; and the Australian Digital Council’s State of the Data and Digital Nation.

NSW high schools are now able to choose if and how they ban mobile phone use - what does that mean for their learning potential?

Is making a website accessible hard? There are many myths web-designers believe that stops them from designing their website to be accessible. Too much effort? Won't it cost too much? Will it be ugly?