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Digital Inclusion

last updated 26 December 2017

As Singapore becomes more connected, more services will be delivered digitally to offer convenience for users. Just as important is ensuring that users have the means to access these services, by providing education and access to segments of society that require assistance.

Digital inclusion and accessibility are important parts of IMDA’s work. From broadband to infocomm skills to digital TV (DTV), IMDA seeks to make these more accessible to those in need and bridge the digital divide between all Singaporeans.

Assistance schemes include the NEU PC Programme that helps provide families with school-going children with PCs and broadband access,  the Infocomm Accessibility Centre that trains people with disabilities to use infocomm, as well as the Digital TV Assistance Scheme to help needy households transition to DTV.

  • Digital TV Assistance Scheme

    The DTV Assistance Scheme was implemented in 2014 to help low-income households make the switch to digital TV so that they can continue to watch their favourite free-to-air TV programmes. In 2018, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information announced that IMDA will offer a DTV Starter Kit to all Singaporean HDB households which do not subscribe to Pay-TV, thus helping these households continue to enjoy local free-to-air TV programmes after analogue TV signals are switched off on 31 December 2018. For more details on the DTV Starter Kit, please click here.Read more
  • Enable IT Programme

    The Enable IT Programme aims to build an inclusive society and enable Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through adoption of Infocomm and Assistive Technologies (IT/AT) to enhance their abilities and skillsets required for independent livingRead more
  • Home Access

    The Home Access Programme aims to close the digital divide by providing affordable broadband bundle package to low-income households.Read more
  • NEU PC Plus Programme

    The NEU PC Plus Programme offers students and persons with disabilities from low income households the opportunity to own a brand new computer at an affordable price.Read more
  • Silver Infocomm Initiative

    Infocomm technology can play an important role in helping everyone including seniors continue to contribute meaningfully to society, stay actively connected with their family and the community, and not be left behind in our digital society. Read more
  • Social Innovation

    The Social Innovation programme will support Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) by encouraging the adoption of IT solutions to better improve help to their end-beneficiaries.Read more