Panel Event: How can we make the digital world accessible to older people?
|Starts:||13:30 17 Sep 2021|
|Ends:||14:30 17 Sep 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|How much:||Free, please book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, General public|
Join a panel of experts on Friday, 17 September to discuss what can be done to make sure everyone has the opportunity to access the digital world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to move much of our lives online. But as we have moved into a digital world some people have been left behind. One such group is older people, with 77% of those aged 70 and above having low levels of digital engagement. Our panel will discuss the causes of differing levels of accessibility and engagement, and what we can do to make sure everyone has the opportunity to access the digital world.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Partnerships and Fundraising at Good Things Foundation
Professor Chris Todd, Professor of Primary Care and Community Health at The University of Manchester
Dr Sophie Yarker, Research Associate at The University of Manchester
Further speakers to be confirmed
Policy@Machester have the pleasure of bringing you this event in person at The Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester from 13.30 - 14.30 on Friday 17 September. Following the panel there will be an opportunity for networking.
We will also be live streaming the event for those who cannot attend in person.
Please email email@example.com to register your interest, including information about whether you would like to attend in person or watch the live stream.
Price: Free, please book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel and Contact Information
Radisson Edwardian Hotel
Free Trade Hall, Peter Street