While the internet offers many opportunities – it is not a panacea.

Grey Pride issues

  • 70% of 65 year olds and over in the UK are digitally excluded.
  • Digital exclusion prevents access to money saving deals, information about wellbeing and employment and opportunities for social interaction.

What should happen

  • All services used by older people should be accessible off-line, as well as on-line. The Commissioner for Older People, once appointed, should assess whether they are.
  • Businesses and organisations should be encouraged to think about how people who are not online can still access their services and how to make this information readily available.
  • All British companies should sign up to the international standard for web accessibility set out by the World Wide Web Consortium and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Download the full Grey Pride Manifesto