Huffington Post: Seniors and Technology — Bridging the Years and Miles

Author: Jason P. Stadtlander

Normally I write about children and technology, but this time I want to look at the other side of the user spectrum — our senior generation. Working both with seniors and technology for years, I have found many things that would make life easier for them in our technological society, but there still seems to be a gap in understanding just what our elders face when dealing with technology.

Seniors face three critical problems when it comes to technology:

Fear — We need to relay to them that there isn’t anything they can do to technology that we can’t fix or replace and conversely seniors need to be willing to ask for help. • Constant change and slower learning • Visual, auditory and motor problems