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  • joly 4:33 am on 04/23/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , OATS, seniors   

    WEBCAST WED.: How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans @FCC #fcc #seniors #broadband #access 

    new fcc logoOn Wednesday, April 24, 2013 the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a free Senior Digital Literacy Day seminar, How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans.. Seniors, and those who work with and/or care for seniors, are invited to attend and learn about how Broadband (high speed Internet services) can benefit older Americans. Panelists, including representatives from the FCC, communications companies and non-profit organizations will focus on the many ways the Internet can benefit seniors, with emphasis on its safe and secure use. The seminar will include interactive demonstrations of electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, iPads, desktops and e-readers, and user-friendly computer programs that can benefit Seniors. Thomas Kamber of NYC’s Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is one of the speakers. The seminar is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live.

    What: How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans
    Where: FCC headquarters, 445 12th Street SW, Washington D.C. 20554.
    When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9.30am-12.30pm EDT | 1330-1630 UTC
    Agenda: http://www.fcc.gov/events/consumer-seminar-how-internet-can-benefit-older-americans
    Webcast: http://www.fcc.gov/live
    Twitter: #fcc | #seniors

    • Deaf 12:46 pm on 04/23/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Will it be captioned in real time, too? FCC better caption it because they deal with laws to require captioning.

      • joly 1:03 pm on 04/23/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Sveta,

        The FCC notice states: “Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation needed. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY).”

        I presume this includes remote participation and captions.

  • joly 7:25 am on 09/05/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , seniors   

    VIDEO: ISOC-DC SENIORS 2020 including Pew report: Older Adults and Internet Use #seniors 

    Internet Society Washington DC area Chapter Breakfast Discussion: SENIORS 2020 – What’s Grandma Doing Online? at The Car Barn, WDC, on May 17, 2012.

    1) Older Adults and Internet Use – Mary Madden

    2) Introduction to BeClose – Liddy Manson

    3) Technology for Aging in Place – Laurie Orlov

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