The Digital Divide
Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Older people in Our Democracy
Every individual deserves equal access to information and participation. Yet, the digital age has left many older individuals behind, unable to access vital resources and engage fully in democratic processes. It's time to bridge the digital divide and ensure that no one is left behind. Bridging this gap isn't just about access to information—it's about upholding the principles of inclusion. By joining our campaign, you can be a catalyst for positive change in our community. Together, let's ensure that every voice is heard and every older person can fully participate in activities of their choice
Lets advocate for the creation and distribution of printed materials, such as newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures, containing essential information on government services, community events, and civic engagement opportunities.
Call for more establishment of physical information hubs in local neighbourhoods, where older individuals can access resources, receive assistance with paperwork, and engage in workshops on digital literacy.
Call for increased funding for technology training programmes tailored to older individuals. These programmes should focus on basic digital skills, such as internet navigation, email usage, online safety, and language difficulties.
Call for all businesses to provide alternatives for those who are unable to manage online tasks. This includes offering a phone number or providing paper copies of necessary information.