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Technology and older people

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Report

The digital lives of older Australians

This report examines how older people are adapting to the digital world, how and why they access the internet, and their attitudes to doing so.
Working paper

New economics of assistive technology: a call for a missions approach

The aim of this paper is to propose a model beyond the current assistive technology (AT) paradigm, which is often steeped in a market failure rationale. The authors propose a mission-oriented approach to AT which will enable a greater rate of innovation (thus directing and...
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.2

Australians are being reminded to keep in touch with their elderly loved ones, with this research released revealing older Australians were among the most isolated from family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.
Evaluation

Improving the digital inclusion of older Australians: the social impact of Be Connected

This evaluation found the 'Be Connected' program has had a significant impact on building the digital skills, confidence and online safety practices of older Australians. It finds that the program represents an appropriate, effective and efficient investment in the digital inclusion of older Australians.
Report

Encouraging the digital participation of older Australians through mentoring

This report examines how mentoring by family, friends and peers can help older Australians to increase their online engagement and improve their digital skills.
Report

Understanding the digital behaviours of older Australians

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner commissioned research into how older Australians perceive and use digital devices and the internet. This research has been undertaken to inform development of the Be Connected program to provide resources and support training to increase the confidence, skills and...
Report

Lifelong participation through digital technology

Due to increases in life expectancy we are now facing what could be the longest ever retirement period in history. With this welcome trend comes new challenges, such as the need to meet increased demand for health and aged care services at a time when...
Conference paper

Older people and the internet

The change in policy focus from basic (i.e. dial up) Internet infrastructure to broadband network provision may lead one to assume that all is done as far as basic Internet provision is concerned especially for people in urban areas. However the assumption that with the...
Website

Digital lives of older Australians

This research snapshot aims to explore the levels of online engagement of older Australians (those aged 65 and over). It examines various measures of digital engagement, including internet access, frequency and location of internet use, as well as the devices used to access the internet...
Report

The digital age project: strategies that enable older social housing residents to use the internet

This publication provides insights into the factors affecting technology adoption for older and disadvantaged people, and provides training and interface guidelines and a potential model for other public housing communities to become more digitally aware.