Dr Emilene Zitkus gives evidence to Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry

Emilene Zitkus giving evidence

A Loughborough University academic was invited to give evidence to a UK Parliament Select Committee.

On 7 February, Dr Emilene Zitkus, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Design at Loughborough University’s School of Design and Creative Arts gave oral evidence to the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee’s Inquiry on The rights of older people. Dr Zitkus had previously made a written submission to the Inquiry, which interested the Committee so they invited her to appear before them in person to answer their questions in more detail. 

The Inquiry is considering key issues facing older people in their full participation in society and examining whether the current policies in place are effective in addressing these challenges. This session looked specifically at how older people are at risk of being digitally excluded in society.