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In 2012-16, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer has launched three rounds of the funding scheme to provide funding support for non-profit social service organisations to develop 17 mobile apps that cater for the needs of underprivileged groups for free use.  The funding scheme has been subsumed under the Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living (FBL) since 2017, which will continue to support relevant organisations in developing digital inclusion mobile apps. For more details about the FBL, please visit : https://www.itb.gov.hk/en/fbl/.

The funding periods of all funded projects were concluded.  For enquiries, please contact Digital Inclusion Team at 2582 6045 or email to digitalinclusion@ogcio.gov.hk. Brief descriptions of these funded projects are given below (in alphabetical order):

Funded Project Funded Organisation Brief Description

AngeLINK

Logo for AngeLINK

Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association

Assist elderly persons to produce life memorable booklets

Articulation Screening and Training Tool

Articulation Screening and Training Tool

Hong Kong Society for the Deaf

Assess and train phonological abilities of persons with hearing impairment

Auditory and Speech Training App

Auditory and Speech Training App

Hong Kong Society for the Deaf

Cantonese speech recognition training kits for children with hearing impairment

Barrier-Free Travel Guide

Barrier-Free Travel Guide

Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth

A barrier-free travel guide for persons with physical disabilities, detailing the accessibility facilities in tourist spots of Hong Kong

Early Literacy

Early Literacy

SAHK

Provide training on reading and writing skills for children with learning difficulties

eElderly Activity Search

eElderly Activity Search

Hong Kong Society for the Aged

A platform for the elderly to search activities in over 190 local elderly centres

HK Easy

HK Easy

Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

Chinese learning platform for ethnic minorities to learn vocabularies and Cantonese pronunciation

HOPE Chinese Character Game

HOPE Chinese Character Game

Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association

Assist children with dyslexia in learning the structure of Chinese characters by decoding method

"Learn smart" teaching material publishing platform

Learn Smart

Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service

Training kits and a publishing platform of teaching materials for students with cognitive impairment

MathAid

MathAid

Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired

A teaching tool that reinforces the learning of core mathematical skills for students with visual impairment

One Click to Know Dementia

One Click to Know Dementia

Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing

Provide dementia patients with cognitive training and practical tools to seek emergency assistance when they get lost

Searching & Exploring with Speech Augmented Map Information (SESAMI)

SESAMI

Hong Kong Blind Union

Provide speech augmented map information and indoor venue facility information to visually impaired persons

SignChat

SignChat

Hong Kong Association of the Deaf

Maintain a library of sign languages to enable persons with hearing impairment to communicate in sign language when using instant messaging applications

Silence Sign Language Interpretation App

Silence Sign Language Interpretation App

Silence Limited

Provide instant sign language interpretation service for persons with hearing impairment through video communication

Smart and Fit DS Kids

Smart and Fit DS Kids

Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

Provide training on muscular and co-ordination abilities for children with Down Syndrome

Stories for Social Skills Made Easy

Stories for Social Skills Made Easy

SAHK

Educational kits on social learning for children with autism

Tap My Dish

Tap My Dish

Hong Kong Blind Union

Provide speech augmented food menu information for persons with visual impairment