Why seniors & other 'tech-shy' folk?
For many people, using apps on touch devices seems easy and intuitive, but for some people these apps are difficult and confusing. Folktells has been designed for both types of people, but with a deliberate & thoughtful focus on the latter. For the purposes of this article, we will refer to someone who is unfamiliar or uncomfortable with tech as 'tech-shy'.
This tech-shy group may include seniors who didn't grow up using computers and smartphones. It includes people who are in the early stages of dementia with a diminished capacity to learn and remember new things. It also includes those with physical disabilities such as vision impairment or mobility issues like shaky hands. These people all have something in common in that there are very few apps focused on their desire to be as included in the lives of their loves ones as their tech-savvy family and friends.
Read on to find out more about how we've designed Folktells to support seniors and tech-shy folk & enable them to take advantage of technology in a way that has too frequently been too difficult. If you are ready to give Folktells a try, be sure to read our Getting Started article!