Digital Inclusion Festival

Date26 Jul - 28 Jul

Time10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

VenueLifelong Learning Institute

 

Date: 26 to 28 July 2019
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8, S408601
Admission is Free!

 

Are you ready for the digital future? To gain access and embrace a digital lifestyle, join us at the Digital Inclusion Festival to explore and discover how technology will bring you greater convenience and accessibility in your daily life!

The inaugural Digital Inclusion Festival, organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), will kick off on 26 July and will be held over three days at the Lifelong Learning Institute. The three-day event will be buzzing with interesting tech showcases, free hourly tutorials, hands-on workshops and interactive activities for everyone to learn, have fun and experience the digital future.

To ensure that no one is left behind by digitalisation, the IMDA’s Digital Inclusion Festival aims to bring together everyone who would like to embrace technology and be digitally ready to enjoy the benefits afforded by digital technology. There will be fun and engaging tutorials for elderly to pick up basic digital skills, meaningful workshops for Person with Disabilities (PWDs) to discover how tech can aid in accessibility and thematic booths to help you adopt technology. The topics include e-Payment, e-Shopping, Cybersecurity and more. In addition, there are cool and fun activities such as 3D printing and Virtual Reality Games to keep you entertained. There’s plenty for everyone, so visit the Digital Inclusion Festival to start your digital journey and discover the wonders of being digitally competent.

 

 

 

Enable IT Forum 2019 aims to create awareness on how Infocomm and Assistive Technology (IT/AT) can empower seniors and persons with disabilities (PWDs). PWDs, a caregiver and industry experts will also be sharing transformational stories on how adopting IT/AT will enable them to lead a more fulfilling life.

For more info on the forum,please visit Enable IT Forum 2019.

 

iOS

Learn Shortcuts on iPhone/ iPad to Make Everything Easy (Physical/Vision/Hearing/Neuro-diverse)
Shortcuts are a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps on the iPhone or iPad. The Shortcuts app lets you create your own shortcuts to automate multiple steps. For example, you can build a “Sports Time” shortcut that grabs the weather report, tells your partner where you are going and launches your exercise music playlist.

Siri suggests simple, useful Shortcuts and routines that you can quickly tap to run, based on iOS’ device usage.

Join us at these workshops; customised for each session. Discover these useful Shortcuts from an available gallery and learn how to build your own shortcuts!

Microsoft

Explore Microsoft’s Accessibility Tools and Features with Creativity (Physical/Vision/Hearing/Neuro-diverse)

As part of Microsoft’s effort to build a more inclusive learning and working environment, many Office 365 applications have built-in assistive technologies and accessibility tools. For example, built-in Ease of Access settings and Learning Tools enhance reading and writing experiences for people of all abilities. Through the 2-hour workshops, Edukinect will show participants how the use of affordable technology can empower individuals with visual, hearing, mobility or cognitive impairments to lead purposeful and productive lives at work and at play.

For more info on the workshops, please click here.

 

Drop by for one-on-one help with your smartphone. Our friendly volunteers provide a concierge-type assistance for anyone who is looking for help on how to use their mobile devices, such as smartphones.

 

Come and help us to make playtime fun for children with special needs. The Hack-a-Toy workshops run by Engineering Good aim to teach participants how to DIY their own accessibility switches, and adapt off-the-shelf toys for children with special needs. Accessibility switches created at the Digital Inclusion Festival will be donated to special schools where they can be paired with commercially available toys.

Register for the workshop here.

 

Unable to reach the clinic to book a doctor's appointment? Not sure how Singpass works? Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, check your CPF balance, get a ride, and more at our tutorials. They are easy to follow, and completely free!

Click here to check out our learning schedules.

 

 

 

Want to learn how to top up your MRT card or shop online? Visit our six exhibition zones, and learn how to use technology confidently with our Basic Digital Skills programme. Pick up useful digital tools with Government, Training, E-Payment, Lifestyle and Accessibility apps and discover how technology can make your everyday tasks simpler.

 

Click here to find out what’s on display and the special treat we are reserving exclusively for the Merdeka Generation.

 

*REGISTRATION IS FULL

 

The inaugural IPS-IMDA Digital Inclusion Symposium aims to build thought leadership and brings together diverse concerned stakeholders to share best practices on digital inclusion, such as inclusion by design and policies relevant in a digital society.

 

Prominent speakers include the keynote speaker, Mr Kim Andreasson, Managing Director of DAKA Advisory (U.S.A.), a thought leadership and research company specialising in the intersection of the digital economy and the public sector, including e-government cyber security and digital divide; and Professor Jutta Treviranus, from the Inclusive Design Research Centre at Ontario Art and Design University, who will be on the panel with Dr Kwak Dong-Kyun, Fellow at the Korea Information Society Development Institute and Mr Lien Choong Luen, General Manager of GoJek Singapore.

 

For more info on the Symposium programme, please visit IPS-IMDA Digital Inclusion Symposium.

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Last updated on: 05 Jul 2019