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Simplifying the Internet for Seniors

We simply deconstructed the Internet, placing age-friendly large type, plain English instructions on every screen to guide a reluctant elder step-by-step on to the world wide web, email and much more.

TARGET POPULATION
65 and older nationwide, particularly the rural isolated and low income urban, and all family caregivers

OUTCOME DETAILS
99% would recommend; 10,000 learners who completed the entire DII tutorial provide clear evidence that this Initiative is effective.

SOCIAL ISOLATION OR CONNECTION MEASURES USED
Pre- and post-tests in more than 30 venues in 10 counties; spontaneous emails from family members, coaches, and administrators.

FUNDING
Philanthropic foundation funding.

Organization

Generations on Line

Organization Type

  • Nonprofit

Service Area

Philadelphia on the University of Pennsylvania campus but serve 2000 places in all 50 states.

State

  • Nationwide

Population Served

  • Vulnerable Group

Outcome

  • Successful

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