Help organisations in the ageing field adopt social technology
One of the main challenges to emerge from the exploration is that many organisations supporting older people are limited in their understanding and adoption of social technology - and so find it difficult engage with digital innovation. Who could offer support? Would some key organisations - and individuals - get together and take a lead?
John Popham has a good piece of audio on this, which I reposted: "The problem with digital inclusion is people promoting it don't use much digital says @johnpopham" http://goo.gl/PQkWL7
John Perkins commented
To my mind this is down to the tech design firms (the likes of Microsoft, Apple etc) who need to engage more effectively with older people. We know the cohort of willing volunteers is out there, but if hardware companies focus on what is perceived to be a more "exciting" market (e.g. the Millennials) then older people will continue to be excluded.
Paul Webster commented
I'd add to this from our experience at Lasa that more strategic understanding by managers / trustees of the back office hardware & software they need to run their organisations is needed. We are told by care home managers that that they 'look after people not technology' so don't prioritise investment or capacity in tech.