Infographic: Staying connected - How over 50s access information

How do over 50s in NSW get their information? The latest COTA NSW 50+ Report sheds some light on what barriers still exist to over 50s wanting to access information.

Infographic: Staying connected - How over 50s access information

Infographic: Staying connected - How over 50s access information

Released: 29-Mar-2016

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Each year COTA NSW conducts a consumer survey of people aged 50 years and over living in NSW, seeking their views about a range of issues that affect their lives. 

Our annual COTA NSW 50+ Report collates the findings from this survey, allowing decision makers to better understand the experiences of over 50s in NSW.

We spoke to nearly 4000 people in NSW about issues associated their access to the community. Part of our survey sought to find out how older people get their hands on the information they need to make vital decisions. 

The survey found that while some respondents enjoy good access to information there are some alarming exceptions.

In particular, the report found that the increasing trend of moving information online or into information hubs does not reflect the incredible diversity that 50s in NSW display in how they like to access information to inform their life decisions. In addition, understaffing of services and the poor design of government and commercial websites was making it difficult for many over 50s to access information. 

Download the PDF version of our infographic for a helpful summary of the report’s findings: Infographic: How over 50s access information


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