Isolation Spurs Digital Activity in Older People
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Isolation Spurs Digital Activity in Older People

Lockdown during COVID-19 has increased digital activity in New Zealand seniors. 43% of seniors in the Otago region have had a strong desire to increase their digital knowledge and skills.  Seniors have acknowledged that lockdown has, indeed, been an isolating experience and that they are missing out on the digital world. Digital exclusion is…

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A Smart Companion for Locked Down Seniors

Products like The Google Nest Hub are being recommended for seniors to stay in touch with family and friends during the pandemic.  Seniors can have the smart devices set up in their homes where they have access to family photos, listen to podcasts and music while staying away from constant COVID-19…

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Mandatory Customer Check in For NSW Venues

Mandatory digital check-ins at NSW venues came into effect on Monday, November 23rd to help keep our communities COVID Safe.   Businesses like amusement parks, nail salons and all hospitality venues are required to have QR Code Check-Ins. Where patrons don’t have access to a mobile phone, venues are required to record information on another device.  …

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AIDA National Digital Inclusion Roadmap

This week the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) released a National Digital Inclusion Roadmap that outlines what should be done to increase digital inclusion in Australia. As a member of ADIA, Leep supports this whole of government approach and commends the alliance for this initiative. In considering the recommendations outlined…

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Digital Inclusion Action Plan 2020-2021 | NZ Digital Government

Under the recently released Digital Inclusion Action Plan, $10 million dollars has been allocated to help New Zealanders build digital skills. Efforts will be focused particularly on people with disabilities, seniors, the unemployed, and larger country towns.  The government's vision is that everyone in New Zealand will have what they need…

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ASCCA Conference 2020: Living Your Best Online Life
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ASCCA Conference 2020: Living Your Best Online Life

The Australian Seniors Computer Club Association is hosting an online conference on 10 November.  Speakers will offer advice on how to adapt to online life and let you know about upcoming technology.This event is an opportunity for people to gather ideas on adapting to the "new normal" and connect with people online.When: Tuesday,…

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NFF to Design and Run the New Regional Digital Tech Hub
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NFF to Design and Run the New Regional Digital Tech Hub

A new Digital Tech Hub will support technology access for Australians in regional and remote areas. The Hub will assist in building rural, regional and remote Australians digital skills. The National Farmers’ Federation will develop and operate the new Hub and support will be provided over the phone, on social…

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Vulnerable Australians Suffering from Digital Inequality

The annual study of Australia’s Digital Inclusion Index was published last week. The report found that many Australians are at risk of being unable to take part in the digital transformation propelled by COVID-19, especially people over 65 and those with lower levels of income, education, and employment.  This year’s data again highlights the…

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Get Online Week: Now’s the Time to Get Online
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Get Online Week: Now’s the Time to Get Online

It’s Get Online Week (19 – 25 October).  The theme is Now’s the Time to Get Online.  Leep is super excited to be hosting 4 events with our partners in Canowindra, Condobolin, Mudgee, and Bathurst as well as an Online Workshop – Now’s the Time to Party Online. Get Online…

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How a Digital Inclusion Policy is Widening the Inequality Gap

In New Zealand, the ‘Face to Face with Digital Exclusion’ Report has revealed that the elderly aren’t the only ones being left behind by technology. People across all age groups are being excluded from technology with poverty being the main barrier.  Taking an approach where digital is the answer to everything creates disadvantage, causing…

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