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PALETTEv2 eliminates barriers to information

Published on: 23-04-2024

Palette provides a platform for communication and information, designed for people who do not have a lot of experience with computers and internet.

Low computer literacy

In this European project Vilans participates in the role of secretary. The services accessed through the PALETTE platform will be chosen, based on the most important needs of seniors with low computer literacy. We will organize these services around 4 axes:

  • Communication: to foster social activities and contacts as well as encourage active participation in the community.
  • Wellness services: to support long-term independence of individuals.
  • Lifelong learning services: to help seniors to keep up with ICT, media, general and professional skills, control of personal finances.
  • Working services: to help seniors to stay active and earn an income beyond the pension age.

All these services won’t be reinvented, we will rather eliminate existing barriers to information, providing simplified access to existing services and educational material through a web platform.

Objectives of the PALETTEv2 project

Nowadays a real digital divide exists between people with low and high computer literacy. The restricted access to computer services can be a serious handicap for the less skilled. Therefore, the PALETTEv2 project aims at providing a web platform helping seniors with low computer literacy to stay socially, economically and physically active. It will promote their participation to digital society and hence to society as a whole.

Expected results and impact of PALETTEV2

The user centered approach will ensure the adequacy and accessibility of our platform on any devices as well as a fully personalized experience. To avoid ghettoization, we will ensure compatibility with many existing applications. The final product and services of PALETTEV2 will be commercialized to different customers and stakeholders such as older adults, local government agencies, service providers and health insurance institutions.

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