Let’s face it, technology can be overwhelming for many seniors. Despite this, it can also be a tremendous resource if you can get them to feel comfortable using a Smart Phone or tablet stated Kevin Seawright.
Thus the creation of the AARP RealPad, designed to make technology simpler for seniors. It states that it is designed to be less frustrating and confusing for seniors, yet it seems to fall short.
To begin with the on button is tiny, which is not helpful to seniors who may have arthritic fingers. Other tablets have a more substantial on the button. Also, the RealPad button needs to be depressed for a period before it responds.
This tablet comes with an easy to use support system that provides not only 24/7 live help but also tutorials to teach seniors how to use the device.
The device is reasonably priced at about $150 which is helpful and it does have some great support options. Most seniors interviewed thought that the device ought to be slightly larger, and the audio video feeds a little clearer.
The RealPad is only currently available in black. AARP feels that as demand increases, they can make some of the changes to make this device even more senior friendly.