Tablet PCs for Seniors

The project aims to interest especially older people, 65 and plus, to participate in today’s digital society. The target group are supposed to be introduced to the diverse possibilities of the internet and to try out mobile devices by means of tablet PCs. Employees of various institutions support them in their learning process and one or two devices stay in each institution, therefore ensuring that seniors are able to use the devices. A project study detailing the results of the evaluation and featuring experience reports was published in June 2015.

Role of the Digital Opportunities Foundation

The Digital Opportunities Foundation realises the project in cooperation with the E-Plus Group, a member of Telefonica Germany. The foundation is responsible for making contact with the institutions for senior citizens and for coordinating the loan of the devices it handover to the participating organisations. Further, the foundation conducts the interviews and surveys which accompany the evaluation.

Project website

http://www.digitale-chancen.de/tabletpcs

Funding

In cooperation with: E-Plus Gruppe / Telefónica Deutschland

Duration

Since 01.05.2012

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Literature concerning this project:

  • Technikdokumentation für Senioren, Benutzergerechte und zugängliche Gestaltung von Internetanwendungen für Senioren, Schmidt-Römhild tekom Hochschulschriften Bd. 12 (2005)
    M. A. Jutta Croll, Ulrike Peter, Clemens Schwender (Hrsg.)
    ISBN: 3-7950-7026-0
    Seite: 109-122
  • Mein Tablet und ich, (2014)
    Stiftung Digitale Chancen
  • Tablet PCs für Seniorinnen und Senioren, Untersuchungs- und Erfahrungsbericht 2012- 2014, (2015)
    E-Plus Gruppe, Mitglied der Telefónica Deutschland GmbH, Stiftung Digitale Chancen