EBay closes divide for seniors
- By Civic.Com Staff
- Sep 26, 2000
The U.S. Commerce Department is throwing its support behind an initiative
by online trading company eBay Inc. to give senior citizens better access
to technology and education.
Under the new program, eBay pledges to train more than 1 million senior
citizens to use computers.
The company also will provide $1 million to SeniorNet, a nonprofit organization
based in San Francisco that aims to educate people age 50 and older about
technology. It also will fund the creation of 10 new SeniorNet training
Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta is joining eBay chief executive officer
Ann Wrixon to unveil eBay's Digital Opportunity Program for Seniors today