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Released: April 19, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT

April 19, 2013

Michael Snyder, 202.418.0997
Email: Michael.Snyder@fcc.gov

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 Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau will host a Senior Digital Literacy Day seminar, titled 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
This seminar is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live. Web viewers
may submit questions by e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov.
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 fcc504@fcc.gov 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.
- FCC-

AGENDA

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
·
AARP
·
Best Buy’s Geek Squad
·
EveryoneOn powered by Connect2Compete
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Demonstrations of Senior-Friendly Technology

·
Telikin / firstSTREET
·
MyGait
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Visit Exhibits and Displays

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12:30 pm

Closing

Roger Goldblatt, Associate Bureau Chief
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
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