Saturday, August 18, 2012



Older people tend to be slower to learn new skills, have difficulty in memorising and reacting quickly to instructions. Also many elderly people prefer human assistance to using self-service terminals. However, this is not insuperable with suitable user interfaces and appropriate training. Many elderly people use the telephone or video cassette recorder even though they may not be familiar with all of its facilities.

Many of the symptoms characteristic of aging are covered in other categories, Problems may include hearing, vision, dexterity, mobility and cognitive. Sometimes there is a combination of several disabilities stemming from the aging process. Many products are cross-functional addressing several different disabilities. Therefore, an aging person may not require a specific adaptive device for every disability. This should be considered when choosing an aid.

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