Is enough being done to help older people cope with the digital world? An interesting development in New York has caught the eye. A bill is making its way through the city council that aims to create a free tech support programme for over 65s. with help over the telephone in multiple languages. The move is reported by the Marketplace website, which argues that, while research suggests 85% of Americans in that age group now use the internet, many older adults are still left out by the move to digital.

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