Ageing-Communications-Media brought together a team of researchers from Malaysia, Catalonia (Spain), Canada and Quebec whose goal was to better understand the intersections between communications, ageing and mobility.
In discussions of active ageing the areas of health, education and participation typically are named as key elements to living a qualitatively better life. What is absent from much of the literature, is a consideration of the key role of communications, media or new technologies, as components of this strategy. Likewise, within industry documents and academic writings on media and technology, those who are 60+ are typically missing.
The goal of this research partnership was to identify, understand, and to see what steps might be taken to rectify this double absence.