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older adult Digital equity initiative

hamv's mission:

To provide ongoing technology training assistance to increase the confidence and competence of Older Adults in accessing essential services online (telemedicine and other support services) and enrichment opportunities (education, social interaction etc.).

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Digital Skills Building

Digital Equity Fact Sheet Downloads

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  1. What is Broadband?: addresses the basics of internet access, defining key terms, technologies and uses
     

  2. Broadband Access Challenges: tackles high-speed internet infrastructure, affordability and adoption issues
     

  3. Broadband Affordability Challenges: explores the financial obstacles facing unconnected households
     

  4. Broadband Availability Challenges: dives into why some households have access to the fastest internet infrastructure while others languish on slower connections, and millions of households still lack basic connections at all
     

  5. Key Digital Skills for Broadband: examines the challenges in making sure that everyone who wants to use the internet has the skills to do so
     

  6. Expanding Device Availability for Broadband: charts the connection between broadband adoption, access and device use

Our Coalition Members:

  • Consumer Activists

  • Councils on Aging

  • HAMV

  • Martha's Vineyard High School

  • Martha’s Vineyard Libraries

  • NAACP

  • YMCA

Looking for assistance in using your cell phone, tablet or computer?
Drop by your local library and sign up for 1 on 1 assistance.

Older Adults, need your tablet or laptop repaired?
Not certain what the problem is or if it is worth it to repair?
Visit West Tisbury and Aquinnah library and they can help you arrange a diagnostic review and provide you with options for next steps, brought to you by the Older Adult Digital Equity Coalition 

Coalition Meeting Overviews

Older Adult Technology Training Assistance Vision 

Purpose:

  • To provide ongoing technology training assistance to increase the confidence and competence of Older Adults in accessing essential services online (telemedicine and other support services) and enrichment opportunities (education, social interaction etc.).

Objective:

  • To strengthen, expand, and scale the existing technology assistance resources provided to Older Adults ( via MV libraries, YMCA, COAs)

Goal:

  • To provide 1-on-1 technology training assistance to any Older Adult who wants it when they want it (cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers)

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