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The Nonprofit Quarterly: For Older Americans, COVID Makes Closing the Digital Divide a Vital Matter

In this article, OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) and Senior Planet from AARP and are highlighted for helping the large number of older adults who do not have wireless broadband at home get online.

According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2019, about 41 percent of people over-65 population do not have wireless broadband access at home. That works out to about 22 million people out of 56 million. Of course, many of these 22 million may have slower connections or can access the internet through their phones. But even if the physical barriers are removed, a lack of computer training can be yet another barrier.

Read the story here.

Illustration from  “Online is the Place to Be.” Kyra Ocean Rehn

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