Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 17 (Reporter Li Fang) May 17 is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, and this year's theme is "Digital Technology for the Elderly and Achieving Healthy Ageing".

  According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, in 2021, my country's population aged 60 and above will exceed 267 million, accounting for 18.9% of the national population.

How to make the elderly and disabled people use the new generation of intelligent technology with Internet application as the core is not only related to thousands of households, but also a must-answer question for national modernization and social civilization progress.

  "'Aging-friendly and barrier-free renovation' is an environmental construction work to prevent the elderly and disabled people from being left behind in a society with rapid technological development," said Su Shaolin, director of the Beijing Municipal Communications Administration.

  On September 26, 2021, the Beijing Municipal Communications Administration, the Information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and three basic telecommunications companies jointly launched the "Respect the Elderly, Help the Disabled, and Serve with Heart" I do practical activities for the masses, and go deep into the community to help the elderly and the disabled. In the classroom, interact with the elderly residents of the community and answer their questions.

  In 2021, Beijing will promote the first batch of 51 websites and 26 APPs that are closely related to the work and life of the elderly and disabled people to carry out aging-friendly and barrier-free renovation work, focusing on solving the problems when the elderly and disabled people use intelligent technologies such as the Internet. Difficulties encountered, promote the construction of an information society that fully takes into account the needs of the elderly and the disabled.

  "Look, these apps now have an 'elder mode'." Ms. Su, who lives in Chaoyang District, Beijing, is 63 years old. Watching dramas and shopping online has become part of her life.

"This 'elder mode' is not only large in fonts, clear to see, but also has no advertisements, and it is very easy to use."

  Mr. Peng, who lives in Xicheng District, Beijing, said, "In the past, before my parents went out, I had to help them book a taxi in advance, and sometimes I needed to help them adjust the taxi in advance when watching TV at home." Nowadays, the elderly at home are shopping online, Watching the video no longer needs help from others.

"Sometimes I shop online and they teach me how to buy cheaper."

  "Hello, please scan the code." "I can't scan it on my mobile phone. Look at this card that the government sent me, can you scan it for me?" "No problem, it shows that you have a green code, please come in." After a brief conversation with the epidemic prevention personnel, Qiu Yushan, an 88-year-old resident of the Meris Daur ethnic area in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province, entered the supermarket for shopping smoothly.

  Recently, the not-so-complicated policy innovation of "reverse code scanning" has aroused praise from the whole network. Many netizens said that such a heart-warming "reverse thinking" can better reflect the progress of a country's social civilization.

  Not only that, more and more heart-warming smart services for the elderly are appearing around us.

In January this year, Beijing Mobile launched the 10086 video customer service function, which can provide services for the elderly 'face-to-face' and 'hand-in-hand' through video; Beijing Unicom launched the Silver Age Card and Filial Piety Card to connect the elderly with digital life, far away in a foreign land The children of the elderly can pay attention to the elderly at any time through "sharing in different places" and "China Unicom's housekeeping"; Beijing Telecom has set up a "micro-class" for the elderly to help the elderly to teach the elderly how to use smart phone applications. Anti-fraud knowledge popularization, let the elderly guard their "money bags"...

  Technological upgrades help the elderly embrace the digital age and can use, know how to use, dare to use, and want to use smart products.

At the same time, more "reverse thinking" exploration and warm-hearted intelligent services in daily life are more in line with the living habits of the elderly, allowing the elderly to truly feel the new picture of digital life.

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