Free Digital Inclusion mobile apps to target persons with disabilities, seniors and children in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Office of the Government Chief Information Officer launched a set of five mobile applications developed by non-profit organizations to promote digital inclusion among different sectors of the population in order to provide equal access to information technologies. Some of the target groups include persons with visual or hearing impairments, seniors and children. Since 2012, 17 mobile applications have been developed with funding provided by this program.

These services are intended to support underserved users to enhance their quality of life through digital technologies. One example is the case of Silence Sign Language Interpretation App by Silence Limited, which provides instant sign language interpretation for persons with hearing impairment using video communications.

The five new mobile applications can be downloaded for free at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer website

Source: 7thspace