What is the Digital Inclusion Project?
Being online is especially important during natural disaster like floods, cyclones, fires or during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Inclusion project is bridging the digital divide and reducing barriers to people with disability getting online. We are supporting people with disability to learn how to use devices to access information, essential goods, services and supports.
The Digital Inclusion Project in 2022
The first stage of the project concluded in 2022 with 54 volunteers trained as Digital Mentors.
These volunteers supported the delivery of 70 workshops, in person and on line, in 5 different Neighbourhoods Centres in Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.
More than 1000 people were trained in basic digital capabilities and more than 1700 electronic devices were provided to participants.
Each participant of the project received and initial package of data.
What is next?
During 2023 the project continues supporting eligible participants in in Brisbane, Gympie, Moreton Bay (Caboolture, Deception Bay & surrounds).
For more information about the project and how to volunteer please visit Queenslanders with a Disability Network.
You can also find more opportunities to volunteer as Digital Mentor or other roles here.
AAA Digital Inclusion is a partnership between GIVIT, Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and Volunteering QLD. Proudly supported by the Queensland Government.