Enhancing the Social Inclusion of Seniors by Using Tablets as a Main Gateway to the World Wide Web

  title={Enhancing the Social Inclusion of Seniors by Using Tablets as a Main Gateway to the World Wide Web},
  author={Franz Werner and Katharina Werner},
Internet access has become such an important requirement for our daily lives that the United Nations proposed to give it a status of a human right in 2011. Still Internet usage in Europe varies strongly depending on regional aspects, age and qualification. Elderly people are among the user group that is affected most by the digital divide because of technical, social and economical barriers. This paper covers the question whether the current generation of tablets has the potential to reduce… CONTINUE READING

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