We want to help people with disability get online.
We know that being online is especially important during natural disaster like floods, cyclones, fires and now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People with disability need to be able to get the facts and information about what is happening in the world and their community, keep getting essential goods, services and support like food, medicine, healthcare, disability support and stay connected with family, friends and workers.
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Digital Inclusion Mentors will share their knowledge and help to develop basic digital literacy skills in people with disabilities so they can make full use of digital technologies to manage their health and wellbeing, access education and services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond.
Digital Inclusion Mentors don’t need to be IT experts. Anyone who want to give back to their community by teaching basic digital skills and helping to build others’ confidence in using digital technologies can help. The most important characteristics of a good Digital Mentor are empathy and patience!
You will be helping people connect with digital technologies, which are essential drivers of education, employment, social inclusion, connectedness, economic growth, and innovation.
You will be helping people to learn basic digital skills, in particular:
People with disability who are currently marginalised from the digital world in which we live because they don’t have the skills to keep connected with family and friends, manage their finances, use email services, or access services online.
Prior commencement as Digital Inclusion Mentor, volunteers will undergo training -online and face to face- and Disability Worker Screening check.
The project aims to train care army volunteers to become Digital Inclusion Mentors in a number of locations including:
Dates and Neighbourhood Centres for Gold Coast and Townsville to be advised.
Volunteers are required to meet the Covid vaccination requirements in accordance with Queensland Health directives for disability support services workers
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AAA Digital Inclusion is a partnership between GIVIT, Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and Volunteering QLD. Proudly supported by the Queensland Government.