iPads Are Coming to Hawkesbury Libraries

The Digital Literacy Foundation is donating 20 iPads to Richmond and Windsor libraries, in a new partnership with Hawkesbury Library Service, to improve digital inclusion for seniors living in the Hawkesbury region.

Beginning in November, on a trial 3-month basis, Hawkesbury residents aged 65+* (or 50+ for First Nations) who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to go online will have access to Apple iPads. These iPads will be pre-loaded with accessibility features, and come with an initial 12 months free Internet access, so recipients don’t need to worry about accessing Wi-Fi to use the device. The iPads also come with a handy easygrip protective case that ensures you can use the device worry free. Digital mentoring is provided by the Digital Literacy Foundation’s trained volunteer Tech Mates, and ongoing iPad maintenance and support is also provided by the Digital Literacy Foundation.

Spaces are limited in this program, so get in fast to register your interest. You can contact the Digital Literacy Foundation on (02) 9090 4141 or email hello@dlf.org.au to learn more or put your name on the waitlist.

Digital Literacy Foundation staff and volunteers will be in Hawkesbury on Wednesdays starting from the 2nd of November at Windsor Library. View the full list of events below:

Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022: Windsor Library

Wednesday 16th November, 2022: Richmond Library

Wednesday 7th December, 2022: Windsor Library

Wednesday 21st December, 2022: Richmond Library

Wednesday 4th January, 2023: Windsor Library

Wednesday 18th January, 2023: Richmond Library

*Potential participants must provide their photo ID and undergo a Police Check in order to receive their device.