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Common telecommunications technology for promoting safety, independence for older people with disabilities


Author: Mann, W.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997


Advanced telecommunications like the Internet offer tremendous potential for older people with disabilities but the overwhelming majority of frail elderly people still rely on their telephone for telecommunications. There are many phone features available and add-on assistive products that can assist older people with vaious types of impairments (answering machines, voice-activated phone speaker, cordless phones, picture telephones, etc.). This paper takes a look at some of these, including personal emergency response systems.

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Publish Dates: 1997
Pages: 28-29
Volume: 1997
Issue: fall
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, mobility, assistive device, telecommunication, safety improvement
Reads: 250