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Older adults need vendor empathy to attain digital literacy

Picking on Apple because they are there, but of course they are not unique. What’s new with iOS 16 on the iPad? Tap this on an iPad and you will see a screen that demonstrates ‘Collections’. And behold there’s the SNOOPY Show. Below that, advice on how to share what you’re watching on Apple TV (pictured are several smiling youths).  So easy, on your Siri Remote, press and hold a button to open the control center, select the SharePlay button then choose what to watch together.  Oops, not supported by all apps.  Watch and listen together? More young folk. Add widgets to your home screen, ditto on the images.  See ‘Reduce background noise.’ That’s fun: Open Control Center, tap Mic Mode, then tap Voice Isolation to make sure your voice comes through loud and clear.  And so on. Go through the “Essentials’ and it’s more of the same – pictures are very cool, the people shown are very young.  Welcome to iPad! The instructions are required because the UI behavior varies across different apps and screens.

Westminster-Canterbury and TMM Groupe Launch “Birdsong Tablet”

03/14/2018

Virginia Beach, VA/ Lyon, France: Built on awarding-winning research about

the impact of personalized computers upon the daily life of seniors and

adults with dementia, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia

Beach, Virginia is teaming with the French-based company TMM Groupe in the

launch of the Birdsong Tablet.

AARP TEK Launches Online Classroom as Lifelong Learning Opportunity for 50-Plus

08/18/2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP announced today the launch of its AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more.

Can anyone make money with designs that are just for seniors?

The more innovation there is, the more some things don’t change.  Stroll through this Aging 2.0 Summit link – and you will see pages of logos of new, newer, and newest companies trying to make a technology or product that could be used to serve seniors – or perhaps help those who serve them. Or the AARP Health50 Live Pitch, or the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge or the Quintiles competition at Wake Forest in North Carolina. Yet again and again, the question bubbles up – can firms make money creating and selling technology or other innovations specifically designed for seniors?  

PBS’s SciTech Now to Feature Documentary on grandPad

04/22/2015

GrandPad is pleased to announce that a documentary about its tech product for seniors, will be featured nationally on PBS this month. The piece is set to air in Southern California on PBS SoCal on Friday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m. local time on the show SciTech Now, a periodical that revolves around breakthrough technology, science, and innovation.

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Chattanooga business aims to bring 'clarity' to aging seniors

04/23/2015

Chattanooga-based company Clarity has a new president and is launching two new products. 

Telecommunications industry veteran Jamie van den Bergh is the company's new leader, and he said he's passionate about using innovation to bring new solutions to the market. Clarity is a company that creates communications solutions to enhance the lives of senior citizens.

The two new products that will be launched next month aim to make it easier for people to stay connected as they age. One is a business product and one is for families. 

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