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Championing digital literacy for people with visual impairment

SNEC showcases its digital innovations and services at IMDA’s Digital for Life Festival.

SNEC took part in the first Digital for Life (DFL) festival organised by InfoComm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on 29 May 2022. The festival was part of the DFL movement which seeks to spur Singaporeans from all ages and walks of life to embrace digital learning as a lifelong pursuit and create a digitally inclusive society.

A person with a visual disability is not disabled for life. SNEC used the festival platform to display its digital technologies which enrich and empower the lives of the visually-challenged. These included the EySEE app, the SingHealth Health Buddy app and video consultations with eye doctors.

SNEC Low Vision Service
Electronic magnifiers to smartphones and tablets — participants were surprised and delighted by the various visual aids technology available for people with visual handicaps.
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SingHealth Health Buddy App
Visitors received guidance on using the SingHealth Health Buddy app to make appointments with just a few clicks. They also learnt to access eye and health educational information on the HealthXchange portal ( and SNEC website.

SNEC Regional Eyecare System
Participants gained confidence about eye care provided via video consultations through a simulated session.

SNEC’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO)
The DTO demonstrated the beta version of EySEE — its latest visual acuity self-monitoring app. It also took this opportunity to garner feedback for the app’s further improvement.

Click here to check out other articles in SINGVISION Issue 1/2022.