Government programme to eliminate digital illiteracy.

Nowadays, a large part of our lives passes through the digital world. Teleworking, distance learning, using public services, communicating and even running a household all have a digital component. A deficit in this area can hinder or even prevent occupational performance in areas such as Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.

We can’t talk about inclusion without including people with functional diversity, such as people with disabilities and the elderly.

The aTOPlab, which is equipped with the technologies provided by the Altice Foundation, provides free support to any individual or IPSS user who wants to be digitally trained.

aTOPlab sees itself as an EUSOUDIGITAL Centre, with specific competence for training people with functional diversity, especially people with disabilities and the elderly.

The EUSOUDIGITAL Programme aims to help one million Portuguese take their first steps online through a national network of thousands of Volunteers and with the support of more than 1,500 Centres being set up across the country.

The programme aims to work with people who currently have no interaction with the online world, in particular adults over 45, and who want to acquire basic digital skills that are essential to everyday life, allowing them to better adapt to new employment realities that depend on internet access, and to combat isolation through digital communication tools.

It is an initiative that brings together the Portuguese State through the Portugal Digital Mission Structure, Caixa Geral de Depósitos and MUDA – Movement for Active Digital Utilisation, and is co-financed by Portugal 2020 and the European Union’s European Social Fund.

In free sessions, students will learn how to navigate the internet, search for information online and create their own digital identity.

If you know someone who could benefit from this programme, help them sign up.