Society of Information
An independent organisation established since 1996, they are passionate about the way digital technology and learning has the potential to transform lives, organisations and wider society.
The services and resources they offer are designed to support people on their digital journey, from the complete beginner to the more experienced user and for both individuals and organisations.
They are especially keen to promote the benefits of digital technology to older people and have unparalleled experience in this area.
"Older people in Greece are still low users of ICT - but there are rapid developments in the USA and other countries to make using technology easy.
Do our older people have to be the last - the most computer illiterate in the EU?
AGE joint Response to the Commission Communication “Towards and Accessible Information Society”
Enabling eInclusion in Europe to become a reality for disabled and older people.
Some suggestions: Monitoring e-accessibility and identifying best practices is a key priority; Mainstreaming e-accessibility in EU research, development and innovation programmes; Use of standardisation to avoid fragmentation in the market of accessible ICT products and services; Use of existing legislation to its full potential to make progress on e-accessibility. Among the various priorities for action these include: accessibility of Digital television; self-services machines (ATM’s and internet banking) of electronic communications, including the European Emergency number .
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E-inclusion ('e' standing for electronic) aims to ensure that disadvantaged people are not excluded due to their lack of digital literacy or internet access. E-inclusion also means taking new advantages of new opportunities offered by digital and technical services for the inclusion of socially disadvantaged people and less-favoured areas. The Information Society has the potential to distribute knowledge more equally and to offer new job opportunities, by overcoming the traditional barriers to mobility and geographic distance.
The Commission uses a number of groups to help drive and inform its e-Inclusion agenda. More>>