[Athen] technology for seniors

Shelley Haven ShelleyHaven at techpotential.net
Tue Mar 6 14:06:46 PST 2018

For seniors who need a simplified computer interface, simplified interface for commonly-used software (email, contacts, audio/video chat, photos, news, games, etc.), and alternative access (touchscreen, mouse alternative, etc.), consider these options:

https://www.redstampmail.com <https://www.redstampmail.com/>
http://www.eldy.eu <http://www.eldy.eu/>
http://pawpawmail.com <http://pawpawmail.com/>
http://www.pointerware.com <http://www.pointerware.com/>
https://seeyoulink.com <https://seeyoulink.com/>

I've tried all but the last one with senior clients — they have their various pros and cons. Most have a “monitor” mode where another adult can remotely keep track of the senior’s activities and even provide assistance.

I’ve also used a MacBook in Simple Finder mode with a senior client, and added a remote assistance app (Join.Me, Zoom, etc.) so that I could assist and train their caregivers as needed.

Some companies have specifically adapted computers for easier use by seniors — for example:
I’m sure there are others out there, too, as well as companies who have adapted Android tablets, etc.

Hope this helps,

Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Consultant

> On Mar 6, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Tess McMillan <tess.mcmillan at bellevuecollege.edu> wrote:


> I realize this may be off-topic and possibly a duplicate query for all of

> you as I cross-posted to ITAccess/Educause.


> Can you recommend technologies that seniors can use to stay in contact?


> For example, if there might be vision issues (such as reduced visual field

> due to macular degeneration) combined with some memory issues ‹ making

> navigating a complex email client difficult?


> Or, best practices for cell phones or text messaging for clumsy fingers?


> Thank you!


> Tess



> Tess McMillan

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