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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‘A Lifesaver’: US Seniors Turn to Zoom to Connect with Friends and Family
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‘A Lifesaver’: US Seniors Turn to Zoom to Connect with Friends and Family

A third of American internet users over 65 describe themselves as having little to no confidence in their technological capabilities.   The US digital divide has left millions without the services needed, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom user, Brad Veloz, urges seniors to look at and learn how to use technology. Platforms like Zoom can help connect people to family and friends,…

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7 Quick Tips for Helping Seniors to Zoom

YourLink has compiled an informative article with seven steps to help seniors use Zoom. The advice includes allowing plenty of time to practice as well as highlighting the importance of unique meeting links.  Zoom, which can look different based on device, is a wonderful platform to see friends and family, continue your monthly book club or even join…

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Houseparty: Get Online to Party

By Kath Spice Celebrating an event can look a little different now with friends and family separated by border closures, lockdowns and health fears. You don’t need to cancel the party; you can move it online! There are many apps that are bringing people together to celebrate life's events from the safety of our own homes.   Leep’s Tech Mate program…

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Older Australians Most Isolated During COVID-19, ‘YouTube Nanna’ Offers Hope

Lyn Farrington created the YouTube channel, SheNANNAgans, during the COVID-19 pandemic. She entertains viewers with a calming voice as she reads books like Possum Magic and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.   Creating these YouTube videos has helped Lyn feel less isolated during the pandemic and she urges everyone to get online. New research has shown that Australians aged 70 and over have…

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2020 Westfield Local Heroes Voting Open

Leep through our CEO, Cecily Michaels, is a finalist in the 2020 Westfield Local Hero program.  With your vote, we will be in the running to win a $10,000 grant that will support us to raise awareness of the importance of being digitally included. Voting closes on September 14, 2020.…

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