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This is due
impart to the
people > 65
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Digital Literacy = “the ability to use information and communication
technologies to find, evaluate, create, communicate information,
requiring both cognitive and technical skills” .
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“…poorer, older and newer Canadians often lack the skills
and know-how needed to effectively navigate the Internet
and take advantage of all it has to offer.” 
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“By 2030, 19% of the US population will be
over 65” 
Only getting WORSE:
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Resulting in a Digital Divide
Which means seniors are at a
distinct disadvantage in an
increasingly online world. 
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“I feel like I’m falling
further and further
behind, you know,...
and I doubt if I’ll ever
— Male respondent
age 76 
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More and more services are becoming available online (online
banking, news, coupons) which older people are being
excluded from. [6&7]
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• Lack of access
• Lack of Teaching
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For Individuals aged > 65, either no one in there
household has internet or no one in the immediate
vicinity at retirement home is online .
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“Support from family members may help to prevent older adults from
feeling that a certain form of technology is too complex and provide
them with more opportunities to be exposed to technology.” 
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Improved digital literacy is known to improve the
quality of life of individuals .
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