Singapore progresses digital inclusion project for seniors

Through the Seniors Go Digital programme, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the SG Digital Office (SDO) are working to enhance the digital skills of 100 000 seniors by March 2021. The IMDA and SDO will further launch e-Payment Learning Journeys via live demonstrations and hands-on experiences to develop skills on how to use e-payments. To complement this initiative, the IMDA rolled out the Mobile Access for Seniors scheme for low-income seniors which provided more than 800 low income seniors with smartphones and data plans. Additionally, the IMDA provides seniors with smartphones alongside a four-week programme to help them acquire the necessary digital skills to use their smartphones meaningfully.