Beyond the laptop: From digital access to digital inclusion and literacy (Lim May-Ann; COVID-19, one year on)

Laptop on desk (Photo by lucas law on Unsplash)

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One year ago, we documented community initiatives and discussed structural challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. One year later, we are inviting the same guests back to talk about their work, how they are feeling, and what they think we have learnt or have yet to learn from the pandemic. Today, we have Lim May-Ann, a volunteer with ​​Engineering Good’s Computers against COVID initiative. She shares how her work has evolved since the end of the circuit-breaker last year and evaluates Singapore’s progress in making sure that every student has a laptop.

Relatedly, in January this year, a group of researchers outlined the problem of digital exclusion and put forth recommendations on digital devices, expanded Internet access, and digital literacy.

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We previously spoke to May-Ann in April 2020. The feature photo is by lucas law on Unsplash.

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