Tackling New Tech in the Golden Years
Smartphones, tablets, and computers could help seniors stay connected to their communities and families. But a hefty price tag, steep learning curves, and designs meant for younger eyes and hands could keep some older adults from logging on. Guests discuss the best ways for seniors to tackle new technology, and how devices can be adapted to accommodate older users.
Tom Kamber is executive director of OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) in New York, New York.
Therese Willkomm is author of Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions (Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, 2013); director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire; and an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy in the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.