Key Dates

2021 Grants projects announced:
30 June 2021

New projects begin:
1 July 2021

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Contact us:
grants@accan.org.au or phone 02 9288 4000

A group of older adults, dressed warmly and standing beside a lake, smiling into a camera for a selfieRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

This project focuses on giving a voice to how seniors perceive risk associated with ICT usage and ownership. 

As the COVID19 pandemic has highlighted, digital engagement is crucial in fostering social inclusion. Social exclusion is a significant threat to the wellbeing of older adults. This project will design strategies in conjunction with older consumers to incorporate their lived experiences of communications technology, with the aim of assisting seniors to manage security risks to be better equipped to engage with the digital economy.

Visit the  Shaping Connections website to see more on the RMIT team's work.

Download the report

DownloadpdfReducing Perceived Risk and Promoting Digital Inclusion for Older Australians (pdf)2.21 MB

DownloaddocxReducing Perceived Risk and Promoting Digital Inclusion for Older Australians (Accessible)7.42 MB

You can also find this report on the APO website

Image credit: Peter Kindersley, courtesy of Centre for Ageing Better, 2021

Grant Round: 2020

Amount: $98,637