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FCC Announces Senior Literacy Day Seminar Oct. 30

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Released: October 1, 2012

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October 1, 2012
Mike Snyder: 202 / 418-0997

FCC Announces Senior Digital Literacy Day Seminar:

How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau announced it will hold a Senior Digital Literacy Day Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 9:30 a.m.-12
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC headquarters.
Seniors, and those who work with or care for them, are invited to attend and learn about how high speed
Internet service can benefit older Americans. Speakers will emphasize the safe and secure on-line
practices. There will be interactive demonstrations of mobile phones, tablets, iPads, desktops and e-
readers, as well as user-friendly computer programs that can benefit seniors. Representatives from the
FCC, communications companies, and non-profit organizations will make presentations and answer
questions. A full agenda will be released prior to the event.
The event is open to the public; however, admittance is limited to 140 attendees. Pre-registration is
highly recommended. To pre-register for the event, please contact Susan Fisenne at or by phone at 202-418-2502.
Location: FCC Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.
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. Attendees should arrive at least 30
minutes ahead of time to go through security. Government-issued identification is required to go through
security and be admitted to the building.
Audio/video coverage of the seminar will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet on the
FCC's web page at The webcast is free and does not require pre-registration.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a
description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their
contact information for FCC staff members who may need to contact them for more information.
Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For more event information, contact Anthony Butler at or 202-418-2372.
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