Project: Supporting digital literacy and appropriation of ICT by older people

Acronym ACCESS
Project Topic Digital media and new technologies can support older persons’ wellbeing and enrich their every-day lives. However, seniors face a multitude of obstacles and hindrances when taking on these modern technologies. ACCESS provides socially embedded learning opportunities for older persons with low technical skills in order to enable them to get in touch with modern technology and find meaningful ways for its every-day use. ACCESS explores, implements and evaluates new modes for older per-sons of approaching the new digital worlds and to gain experiences and sustainable knowledge and skills. To achieve this, different settings of informal, non-formal, and formal learning will be examined and further developed in combination with different forms of learning (courses, senior-to-senior, nego-tiation spaces) as new learning opportunities. Besides, a stationary as well as a mobile demo kit of assistive technologies will be created, accompanied by a training concept for learning providers and organisations, who will integrate these objectives in their repertoire of learning opportunities in the field of digital literacy. ACCESS combines expertise from five participating countries (Austria, Finland, Ger-many, Italy, Japan) and considers a range of nation-specific different social and political framework conditions. By cooperating with local practice partners, the project will examine diverse local circum-stances and institutional structures supporting digital literacy of older people.
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Network JPI MYBL
Call 3rd Call: “Ageing and Place in a digitising world”

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Siegen Coordinator Germany
2 Research Association for Gerontology Partner Germany
3 University of Vienna Partner Austria
4 University of Eastern Finland Partner Finland
5 National Institute on Health and Science of Ageing Partner Italy
6 German Institute for Japanese Studies Partner Japan