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ASEAN or the Association of Southeast Asia Nations has targeted vision according to ASEAN 2020 (ASEAN Vision 2020), that is to establish the ASEAN Community within 2015. ASEAN Vision is comprised of three pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community – ASC, the ASEAN Economic Community – AEC and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community – ASCC. This is for acceleration of the establishment of ASEAN Community by 2015. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), as an agency responsible for information and communication technology, is operated within the framework of ASEAN cooperation, under the AEC pillar. The mission of the MICT is also, however, relevant to ASCC in term of promoting the use of ICT and enhancing the ICT knowledge in ASEAN especially for women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities. It as well is consistent with the Government policy to develop information technology infrastructure by accelerating development of high-speed communication network to adequately cover and have its quality with reasonable price including fair competition for supporting the society development to be a society with knowledge, wisdom, innovation, and creativity, in which reducing the disparity between urban and rural areas, promoting access to information and News, raising the quality of education, enhancing the capacity in human resource development, reducing energy consumption – environmental friendly, and increasing the Country’s competitiveness in the long run. Further, the computer and the Internet become essential to the way of living of the people at all levels, including the elderly, people with disabilities and the disadvantaged. They all benefit from such advancement. Therefore, MICT, as an authority responsible for ICT promoting and reducing gaps and social inequality in access to information technology, have created the ICT training programs to promote equality for persons with disabilities, the elderly and the disadvantaged in the society with ICT for ASEAN, aiming to have the thoroughly and evenly access to information and knowledge of the people in ASEAN countries.