16 March 2016
Assistive technology developers and service providers need to do more to meet the diverse needs of the rising number of older people with both hearing and sight problems, according to a new report launched at the University of Sheffield today.
The study – Keeping in Touch with Technology? – was commissioned in 2014 by Sense to explore the experiences of older people using telecare and assistive technology.
Growing numbers of people with sight and hearing problems are living in the community, and seven in ten of those are aged over 70. By 2030, the UK is likely to have 570,000 people with hearing and sight problems, including 418,000 people over 70 and 245,000 people with severe impairments.
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