Lisa Maria Neunkirchen


Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Seniors with

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, access to technology is often taken for granted, yet millions of individuals still face barriers to fully participate in our increasingly connected world. Today, we shine a spotlight on a pioneering partnership between Deutsche Telekom and that aims to address this issue and revolutionize the way elderly individuals engage with digital services. Join us as we explore the innovative solution offered by and its transformative impact on bridging the digital divide for seniors worldwide.

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Lisa Maria Neunkirchen, Marketing Communications, Deutsche Telekom AG. © Deutsche Telekom

The problem

As technology evolves rapidly, accessing digital services has become second nature for younger generations. However, for many elderly individuals, navigating complex digital interfaces poses a significant challenge. According to recent studies, an alarming 69 million seniors in Europe alone lack access to smartphones, tablets, or computers due to cognitive or physical limitations. This digital divide not only isolates older adults from the benefits of modern communication but also hinders their ability to engage fully in today's interconnected world.

The old solution

Traditional methods of bridging the digital gap for seniors often involve cumbersome interfaces and steep learning curves. While some attempts have been made to introduce simplified devices, they often fall short of providing a truly intuitive experience. As a result, many elderly individuals remain disconnected from the digital world, missing out on opportunities for communication and entertainment.

The new solution

Enter, a pioneering startup dedicated to revolutionizing how elderly individuals access digital services. By recognizing the unique needs of older adults, has developed a user-friendly solution that empowers seniors to embrace technology with confidence. At the heart of their innovation are physical cards that serve as intuitive commands, eliminating the need to navigate complex menus. Whether it's making a video call, browsing photo albums, or enjoying favorite entertainment, Family Cards offer a seamless and accessible way to engage with digital content on a screen that’s already familiar to everyone: the TV. Imagine wanting to immerse yourself in the nostalgic tunes of the 70s. With, it's as simple as selecting the matching card and placing it on the wireless card reader that is equipped with a 4G SIM card slot. The TV set top box, which is connected to the TV via HDMI, will automatically turn your TV into a big screen, and voilà: your favorite 70s playlist springs to life, effortlessly transporting you back in time with just a tap.

Deutsche Telekom’s partnership with represents a significant step towards creating a more inclusive digital landscape. Together, we are breaking down barriers and empowering elderly individuals to participate fully in our modern communication ecosystem. The transformative impact of this collaboration shows what a profound difference technology can make when designed with empathy and inclusivity in mind. Join us in celebrating this remarkable partnership and envisioning a future where digital access knows no age limits.

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