With an overwhelming number of websites and apps on the market, older adults and other inexperienced Internet users have great difficulty discovering sites that are most desirable to them. They also struggle with using them to their full potential, and waste time with unnecessarily long learning curves. As a consequence, older adults are often left isolated from their families, friends, and the rest of the society. They are also missing out on the opportunity of adopting technologies that can reduce social isolation, save money, encourage lifelong learning, and strengthen the growing aging-in-place movement.
ICT Expertz Limited, through our ITinTT initiative to bridge the digITal divide in Trinidad and Tobago, has partnered with Techboomers.com, a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular and trusted websites on the Internet. They currently offer over 60 free courses packed with video and article tutorials that are customized for the inexperienced technology user by making them both relevant and in a language they understand.