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April 17, 2013 Michael Snyder, 202.418.0997
THE CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU
RELEASES FINAL AGENDA FOR SEMINAR:
HOW THE INTERNET CAN BENEFIT OLDER AMERICANS
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a Senior Digital Literacy Day seminar, How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Seniors, and those who work with and/or care for seniors, are invited to attend and learn about how Broadband (high speed Internet services) can benefit older Americans. Panelists, including representatives from the FCC, communications companies, and non-profit organizations, will focus on the many ways the Internet can benefit seniors, with emphasis on its safe and secure use. The seminar will include interactive demonstrations of electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, iPads, desktops and e-readers, and user-friendly computer programs that can benefit Seniors.
- Seminar: How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans
- Date: April 24, 2013
- Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Location: FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554
Pre-registration is highly recommended for those wishing to attend in person. To pre-register for the event, please contact Susan Fisenne by e-mail at Susan.Fisenne@fcc.gov or by phone at 202-418-2502.
The closest Metro stops are the Smithsonian and the L’Enfant Plaza stops. There is also a public parking garage adjacent to the main entrance of the FCC on 12th Street. Please plan to arrive by 9:00 a.m. and bring a government-issued identification to go through Security.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation needed. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY).
For additional information about this event, please contact Anthony Butler by email: Anthony.Butler@fcc.gov or by phone: 202.418.2372.
9:30 am – 9:35 am Opening and Introductory Remarks
Kris Monteith, Acting Bureau Chief
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
9:35 am – 9:40 am Welcoming Remarks
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
9:40 am – 9:55 am Top Tools for Older Adults: Four Strategies for Making the Most of Broadband
Thomas Kamber, PhD, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
9:55 am – 10:10 am Safety, Security, and Privacy Online: Tips and Tools for Older Adults
Debra Berlyn, Executive Director, The Project to Get Older Adults onLine (GOAL)
10:10 am – 10:20 am Questions and Answers
10:20 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 10:35 am Video — Introduced by Francine Jefferson, Telecommunications
Policy Analyst, NTIA, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
10:35 am – 11:00 am Resources
· American Library Association
· Best Buy’s Geek Squad
· EveryoneOn powered by Connect2Compete
11:00 am – 11:30 am Demonstrations of Senior-Friendly Technology
· Telikin / firstSTREET
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Visit Exhibits and Displays
12:30 pm Closing
Roger Goldblatt, Associate Bureau Chief
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
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