Consumer Seminar: How The Internet Can Benefit Older Americans
Federal Communications Commission
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CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU ANNOUNCES 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 free Senior Digital Literacy Day seminar, How the Internet Can Benefit
Older Americans, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room at FCC headquarters at 445 12th Street SW, Washington D.C. 20554.
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. (See agenda
This seminar is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.
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 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 email@example.com 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 - 9:40 am Opening Remarks by FCC Commissioner Mignon
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
Debra Berlyn, Executive Director, The Project to Get
Older Americans onLine (GOAL)
10:10 am - 10:20 am
Questions and Answers
10:20 am - 10:25 am
Video -- Connected Living Program to Get Seniors
10:25 am - 10:30 am
Remarks from Representatives of American Library
Association and AARP
10:30 am - 11:15 am
FCC’s Technology Experience Center and hands-on
learning with the Geek Squad
11:15 am - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Demonstrations by Telikin and First Street Computer
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Demonstration by MyGait Computer Software
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
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