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88cranston
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Elderly and low vision


@popping wrote:

Touch screen phone is not a good choice for older senior over 80.  A flip phone with big keys and a standalone SOS button is the best choice.

https://www.amazon.ca/Ushining-Unlocked-Button-Standby-Seniors/dp/B07Y54P93H/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eld...

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Give me a break....geepers!

Are we talking male or female? Glasses or no glasses? Arthritis or no arthritis?

Be it a button or touch screen.....come on! Seniors some times over press and have bad hand eye coordination.  We need more information!!

 

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Elderly and low vision

Agreed, we need more information. 

 

A simple cheap little flip-phone with "big" brightly-lit buttons is good enough for voice calls. Especially for tech dinosaurs who don't know (and don't trust) newfangled computer gizmos. 

 

A touchscreen phone is far better for texts/emails/etc... assuming you can see well enough to read it, navigate the complexity/menus on it, and you have good enough hand-eye to TYPE on it (because if you can't then flip-phone is better ). 

A larger device with a larger screen (tablet, laptop) might be needed with to magnify for poor vision.

 

Most newer devices have speech recognition and speech output (Siri, etc). Great for some people, endlessly frustrating for others.

 

You can get a lot of smartphone for $100 or $200 these days, it's ridiculous to spend $$$$ buying a phone for anyone (elderly or not) if it costs so much more just because of fashions and features which they don't understand and won't ever use. 

Luddite
Oracle

Re: Elderly and low vision


@Ednaroach wrote:

 Looking for opinions on best phones for elderly and low vision for ease of use.


Take them out with you to any kiosk and play with the phones. Better yet, start them with an old one of your own, assess it, and go from there.


>>> ALERT: I am not a CSA. Je ne suis pas un Agent du soutien à la clientèle.
cellphoneuser1
Mayor / Maire

Re: Elderly and low vision


@Ednaroach wrote:

 Looking for opinions on best phones for elderly and low vision for ease of use.


Ths Duro phones have big buttons and loud speakers. Check that it has 850/1900 3g.

88cranston
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Elderly and low vision


@Luddite wrote:

@Ednaroach wrote:

 Looking for opinions on best phones for elderly and low vision for ease of use.


Take them out with you to any kiosk and play with the phones. Better yet, start them with an old one of your own, assess it, and go from there.


Exactly. Kiosks and Apple store. Shop and compare don’t buy until it meets the needs of whatever handicaps the person may have. And then leave it for a day or two and let the research sink in and then verify what they have narrowed down their thoughts to buy.  Don’t get into APPS, Siri and the like. You may actually overbuy buy feature wise but you want meet the needs first. The extra stuff is likely confusing. 

Cornel_I
Customer Support Agent

Re: Elderly and low vision

Hi Ednaroach,

 

Please note that currently all smartphones do have the option to turn anything and everything on the device's display, to Black and White; this Black and White mode (known also as Greyscale mode) is found normally under the "Accesibility" menu of the device (both Android and iPhones). 

 

When contemplating purchasing a new smartphone please ask the store rep assisting you to demonstrate the above capability, as it may be very helpful for your described request.

 

Good day to all!

 

Cornel

Moderators Team

stonechucker
Mayor / Maire

Re: Elderly and low vision


@NDesai wrote:

@Ednaroach May be iPhone 6S or newer can be a good choice. Let's get an opinion from @stonechucker and @Luddite on this.


As a low vision person, the iPhones of the size of the SE are not good for low vision clients.

 

The larger the screen, the better.   Get an iPad if you must use IOS/iPadOS, and enable continuity.

88cranston
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Elderly and low vision


@Ednaroach wrote:

 Looking for opinions on best phones for elderly and low vision for ease of use.


@Ednaroach   Hi there!!! For us all to assist you by throwing in our 2 cents worth of advice, could you please take a read so far, and let us know more about all the handicaps this individual may have....so we can help you with some better background of the individual?

Soapes
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Elderly and low vision

Really think an iPhone would be good for you! Easy to use and a clear vibrant screen. 

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