The new Broadband for Seniors website will now make it easier for older Australians to learn how to use the internet and access the many social and economic benefits of connecting online.
The new website was launched on 13 November 2012 by Senator Doug Cameron. The website provides information and resources to seniors in a more friendly and accessible format, as well as providing kiosk hosts and volunteer tutors with additional tools and resources.
Broadband for Seniors provides free computer and internet training to seniors in a supportive and welcoming environment.
Since 2008, around 2,000 free internet kiosks have been opened across the country in places that seniors frequent, including community and neighbourhood centres, libraries and seniors citizens’ clubs.
Feedback to date has been extremely positive, with seniors now having the confidence to chat to family online, surf the internet, send emails and even join social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The new Broadband for Seniors website contains a full list of organisations that currently host a Broadband for Seniors kiosk.
Community organisations interested in hosting a Broadband for Seniors kiosk should phone the Broadband for Seniors Helpline on 1300 795 897 or email email@example.com.