UK Study Shows Gaps in Internet Use
A new study by the Royal National Institute for the Blind shows that seniors with visual disabilities are missing out on using the Internet for specific reasons. The primary reason (given by 83% of the respondents) was their vision loss, possibly revealing low awareness of assistive technology solutions. Other answers indicated that they are not convinced of the Internet's value to them, and that the value was not worth the effort to overcome the technological complexity or learning curve. The study offers several recommendations to improve the situation, including simpler technologies and better technological support.