Modern societies are facing an ageing population, which is the cause of several factors. At the same time, we are talking about digitalization of society, as we are witnessing the constant and intensive development of information and communications technology (ICT). The latter has a strong impact on the quality of life of society and each individual. Being digitaly literate has become a right of everyone and digital competence has been included on the list of eight key competences for lifelong learning. Nevertheless, there are large differences between different groups of individuals by their level of digital skills. The fact is, that despite extensive digitalization of society, a huge number of older adults have not developed basic digital skills. The term digital divide began to appear with the phenomenon of the internet and today refers to the possibility of accessing and using ICT.
In the existent master thesis, we studied the digital divide of older adults according to the type of settlement. We were interested in whether there are differences between urban and rural populations in access to and usage of digital technology, simultaneously we also wanted to find out what attitudes older adults have towards ICT. At the same time, we were trying to determine the barriers that restrict/limit older adults in accepting and using ICT.