Digital Literacy for Older Australians
The Digital Literacy for Older Australians (DLOA) program aims to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology. The program adopts a family and community centred approach to target older Australians that have minimal or no engagement with digital technology.
DLOA will replace the existing Broadband for Seniors (BFS) program, which formally ceases on 30 June 2017. However, support for BFS kiosks and seniors participating in BFS will continue to be available from 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017 to help with transitioning to the new program.
Through DLOA, older Australians will be able to receive one-on-one, informal training on how to use digital technology, such as sending emails, using Facebook and other social media applications, sharing holiday photos with family, and much more.
The program is currently in the development stage and is expected to be operational from 1 October 2017. Further information will be available closer to this time.