25. August 2007 · 1 comment · Categories: Issues

This quote from a Japanese grandmother who loves computers and the internet, is from an article on the ABC news site “Japanese grannies go high tech” http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/13/2003066.htm

Members of the “Computer Grannies Society” (founded in 1997) exchange photos and music, share their own creative endeavours and got funding to set up a training day for other senior citizens.  On that day, there were touch panel computers to make it easy for non-typists to use them and plenty of instructors on hand. 

With our increasingly ageing population, a growing sense of isolation due to a number of sociological factors and a decrease in mobility for older people due to lack of public transport or declining health – perhaps we need to fly some Japanese grannies around to get us on the right track.

1 Comment

  1. Interesting article. I have a new site the focuses on seniors and technology. I’ll have to do some more research about those touch panel computers. That sounds like an interesting option for seniors. I know they make touchpads that can replace the mouse, but I haven’t had much experience with them.