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DigitalPakt Age: Rosi uses her phone

“To listen to the voice message, you have to press the triangle,” says Dirk.

Rosi brings her smartphone and her eyes so close together, as if she wanted to pull a wafer-thin thread through a narrow tab.

“There’s no triangle,” she says.

“It’s the same symbol as a CD player, you have that at home,” says Dirk.

Rosi presses randomly on the screen of her smartphone – until she hits the triangle and the device plays a test voice message. Ah, that’s how it works.

Rosi Nehring is 81 years old and retired. She’s here in the seminar room with the LED grid lights to learn what apps are available, how to uninstall one – and how to listen to a voice message. For Rosi, this isn’t just a gimmick, it’s central to her being able to continue to participate in life. Because she is almost blind, her eyesight is getting worse and worse, she has a blind ID card. And life, these days, often takes place digitally.

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