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Studies - Articles

New technology to improve old age – via the BBC website

New technology is being designed to help elderly people live independently for longer – an industry expected to increase as our population grows older.
Read more: http://knowtree.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/new-technology-to-improve-old-age-via-the-bbc-website/

Elderly Living Alone Use Internet to Keep in Touch with Family
Peter Hutchison/ Telegraph.co.uk, September 2010

The number of single pensioners with internet access at home has tripled in the past decade, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.
“Silver surfers” are going online in greater numbers to communicate electronically, providing a lifeline to those who live far away from family or who cannot leave their homes easily.
Just 11 per cent of one person households over state pensionable age had internet access at home in 2000. Now the figure stands at almost 40 per cent.
In 2008, the year of the most recent figures to be released, the number of single “silver surfers” with regular household web access had risen to 37 per cent.
Read more: http://www.globalaging.org/health/world/2010/elderlyinternet.htm

Media for Diversity - Taking the Pulse of Diversity in the Media



COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Communication on future networks and the internet
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/future_internet/act_future_networks_internet_en.pdf

Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-wai-age-literature-20080514/

BBC Documentaries - Third Agers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2009/02/090225_thirdagers_partone.shtml

the MatureMarket.com:
Information on aging and IT/Electronics
http://www.thematuremarket.com/SeniorStrategic/it_electronics_seniors-59.html

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