Type of initiative
- Project or service
- Promotion/awareness campaign
Though, I don't have comments on this idea, but was impressed the initiative set by on. As what I observed in many offices and home. People aging 50 above depending so much on their young worker, every time they call some assistance. I such case, disturbing so much on the part of the other worker.
Hoping that this freeware should be so friendly and easy to apprehend with the elder one.
what is the correct one?
I think Eldy is a great open source contribution to help elderly use computers. You mention that Eldy is available in french but the package to download from sourceforge is only localised in english. Do you need contributions to build a french version or is the release available form another channel ?
What is particularly interesting is the access to public administration services and to e-health. I am keen on building such experiments in France using the software and your know how on e-health and public services.
Dear Leroy, the actual "stable" release (1.6) had poor French translation. We had good translation from a French volunteer just some days ago: tumorrow we shall compile it with latest and I will provide the link both in our directory and to your email. The installation process for the moment will just be Italian-English.
The new version (Eldy 1.7) is under development and will soon be end of July in Franch too;I think in that version all the installation process shall be in French too.
One important note: Eldy is not open source, but has been published with a standard EULA (end user licence agreement) like skype or other common freeware.
this is a general view of the mainstream Eldy:
- Eldy 1.6 (stable) Windows: today on server
- Eldy 1.7 (July 2008) Linux, Windows : with skype integration and drawing
- Eldy for blind (Sept 2008)- Windows : Jaws compliant
- Eldy for people with very bad motion problem: for touchscreen with big button phone (Sept 2008)
"Tutti in rete appassionatamente! "
(all online with passion)
Denise points out an important thing.
Eldy (freeware for the elderly , see the case) , even if you give user the CD at their hands of our software , can express it's real effect only if we support and at least some basic, even un-structured training, and motivation to proceed into digital life.
We work very hard to provide elderly different training opportunity.
- support from local (eg. at library , where they can find pc and a micro-training)
- at social centers (with training, with or without computer lab)
- at recovery house(with training, with or without computer lab)
One good thing we have seen is that - for the way Eldy has been engineered- in a matter of minutes elderly start chatting and writing email, so they get confident and get motivation.
we have seen that the "Train the trainer" approach is the best. The best is if the members of family are involved into teaching to elderly.
Since september there 's a brand new way of teaching: you will see in a matter of hours a new Case online here at eupractise from dott.ssa Anna Bianco, President of Eldy