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Seniors and Computers


 In July 1999, the Department of Commerce issued a report showing that ... the gap between information "haves" and "have nots" persists and has widened significantly.


Senior citizens have been underserved because of the lack of online resources at their disposal. The Clinton Administration has focused national attention on bridging the digital divide by providing digitally disadvantaged groups with Internet access.

Computer Education and Training Resources:

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Digital Divide Website
Consumer Gateway Technology Section
American Association of Retired Persons
Seniors On-Line
Worldwide Seniors
Non-Profit Website for Computer Education, Training, and Tutorial Resources
Technology News Sites

Digital Divide Website
The Commerce Department's comprehensive clearinghouse for information about the Clinton Administration's efforts to provide access to the Internet and other information technologies. The web site identifies a range of grant and loan programs and direct links to several private sector educational and funding initiatives, and updates on funding programs, policy debates, and recent studies that address digital divide issues.




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Technology News Sites:



CyberAtlas: Internet Statistics and Market Research for Web Marketers
CMPnet: The Technology Network
Yahoo! News Technology Headlines
MSNBC Technology News - TechnologyFreeSkills
FreeSkills provides online training within every budget - FREE! This site currently hosts over 200 full online training courses - Over 35,000 pages of professionally developed, high quality content pages.Computers Made Easy (For Senior Citizens)
Computers Made Easy is a non-profit Web site designed to help retired folks understand how computers work and locate some resources for improving their computing skills. The site links to many free Internet tutorials and other instructional sites along with information about organizations, research techniques and other resources.Non-Profit Website for Computer Education, Training, and Tutorial Resources
This website provides free knowledge, information, references, and resources about computers. Learn how to develop and write computer programs and applications. Study how to implement, administer, and manage computer systems, networks, intranets, web sites, servers, middleware, scripting, & object-oriented software.Worldwide Seniors
The Worldwide Seniors Web site was designed and built by seniors... for seniors. Worldwide Seniors’ Computer Corner provides articles about the Internet and related technologies of interest to seniors.Seniors On-Line
Seniors On-Line helps seniors, age 50 plus, to enjoy the many benefits of personal computers and the Internet with maximum ease, and minimum expense. Seniors On-Line will help you purchase a computer, setup your computer, and teach you how to use the computer and the Internet in the comfort of your own home.American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for our members and for all Americans. The Computers and Technology Section of the AARP is a guide to the world of computing and the Web. Get computer tips, web site reviews, technology news and much more, including special online events.AgeLight
AgeLight is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) that performs technology consultancy focused on generational audiences and emerging demographics. As a public service, AgeLight provides a directory of active adult training programs. A number of the programs listed provide computer-training opportunities.ThirdAge
ThirdAge Media is the leading Internet media, membership and affinity marketing company for first-wave baby boomers. Through online, broadcast and print outlets plus live events, ThirdAge provides a mix of services and products for adults in their mid-40s through 50s. The Third Age Learning Center provides free online classes that you can take at your own pace. This site also provides a Computer Section, consisting of articles related to computer skills and web pointers.SeniorNet
The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. SeniorNet Learning Centers provide computer training and resources at locations near you.U.S. Consumer Gateway Technology Section is a "one stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online.  The technology section provides information about making online purchases, SPAM email, and telephone services.*Access America for Seniors is a government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors and is sponsored by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Government Information Technology Services BoardAdobe Acrobat Reader. white papers on web site design and usability tips to customize computers and Internet Appliances for older computer users.



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