Ageing, Vision Impairment and Digital Inclusion in Ireland

Blaithin Anna Mary Gallagher, Emma Murphy, Antoinette Fennell

Abstract


Our population is ageing. Vision impairment is highly correlated with ageing and the population of older people with vision impairment is increasing. ICT competence is essential to fully partake in society. Older people, in particular those with vision impairment, are at a high risk of being excluded from the digital revolution and must be ecnourage to use ICT's. This paper outlines four projects in which NCBI has been involved in relation to older adults and digital inclusion. Improving access to ICT for older people with vision impairment will enhance their participation in social, cultural and economic life and bridge the digital divide.


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The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441