- ICT Accessibility
- Digital inclusion
This free of charge self-paced training course has been designed to be accessible for everyone, including persons with disabilities. To access the training course, you need to have previously registered with the ITU Academy. The training course, estimated to take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, aims to raise awareness of and increase the capacity of ITU members, stakeholders and policy-makers to address the two global megatrends of population ageing and the exponential rise in digital technologies. Through its three modules it provides holistic information and guidelines to support all stakeholders' efforts to ensure that older persons are empowered by new technologies and are digitally included. The training course consists of the following three modules:
- Module 1: This module sets the context of ageing better in a digital world. It addresses the two global megatrends that impact each other: the exponential rise of digital technologies and the rapid increase of ageing populations. It helps all stakeholders understand the challenges caused by these megatrends and turn these into opportunities while developing age-friendly digital environments.
- Module 2: This module presents the key elements that should be considered in the process of the digital inclusion of older adults. These include the ICT accessibility requirements and standards, as well as digital skills and the adoption of technology.
- Module 3: This module highlights trends, identifies good practices and provides guidelines and possible solutions regarding the use of ICTs to leverage the contributions of older generations, reduce their vulnerability and foster their socio-economic development.