‘Broadband’ is a technical term used to describe wide bandwidth characteristics of a transmission medium. In the context of the Broadband for Seniors program, this term refers to the opportunity to broaden our minds by embracing modern information and communication technology.
If I am not able to visit a BFS Kiosk location, can I still use the Online Tutorials offered on this website?
If you do not have a BFS Kiosk in the vicinity of your residence or cannot attend a Kiosk for health or any other reasons, you still can make full use of the Online Tutorials via your computer at home or any other location with Internet connection. If required, you can call the BFS Helpline to request initial assistance how […]
If you do not have a BFS kiosk nearby or you cannot attend a kiosk for other reasons, you still can make full use of the Online Tutorials via your computer at home or any other location with Internet connection. If required, you can call the BFS Helpline to request initial assistance how to sign into and use […]
A Broadband for Seniors kiosk is an Internet kiosk available to anyone 50 years or over, who wants to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet free of charge.
Broadband for Seniors kiosks are located in different types of organisations; for example, some kiosks are located in RSL Clubs. You should check with the kiosk host organisation about their individual requirements when you first make contact.
The training at a BFS kiosk covers:
- word processing
- web browsing
- sending emails.
Additional training needs would need to be negotiated between seniors and volunteer tutors.
Primary users are senior residents of Australia aged 50 years and over. Secondary users are volunteer tutors who help/ support seniors, and the hosting organisation employees who supervise the kiosk.
This will depend on the individual policy of the kiosk you contact. Remember to check with the kiosk when you first make contact.
This will depend on the individual kiosk’s site policy. Remember to ask about this when you first make contact.
You can save the files to a USB devices or external portable disk drive.