Trapped in the Digital Divide? Old People in the Informations Society

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    Senior citizens have not been amongst the first to start utilising Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Thus there is a danger that they will be excluded from the growing Information Society. In a Danish program, six local experiments are trying out the possibilities of utilising ICT to fulfil the needs of old people. This article will present some of the results of the program. First, I will present the Danish ICT-policy, which shapes the political background for the program. Second, I will present the program. Third, I will give a brief presentation of the methodology and the theoretical framework the study is based on. Through an analysis of two of the local ecperiments I will show how ICT becomes a part of old people's everyday life. Finally, I will conclude as to whether or not old people in Denmark are becoming part of the Informations Society through these local development projects.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftScience Studies
    Vol/bind17
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)5-22
    ISSN0786-3012
    StatusUdgivet - 2004

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