Our world is so integrated with the Internet that senior citizens are being left behind. Some are trying to keep up with the changing times but those with disabilities or lack of understanding about the computer and internet are finding it hard to keep up.
A man in his early 70′s afflicted with Parkinson recently bought ink cartridges for his printer. Finding the design had changed he looked on the information in the package to see how to take the orange tab off his new Hewlett Packard cartridges to not damage the cartridge. The instructions for putting the cartridge in were not there. It only said to go to their site for information.
Luckily he did have the capabilities to go on-line but when he typed in the address the page came up as an error page saying the page no longer existed. I helped him look through the site map and we finally found the necessary instructions. The situation lead to a lot of frustrations.
Not every senior citizen use their computer to go on-line but use it as a word processor to write and print letters in correspondence. Had this been the case with this situation he would not have never been able to find how to take off the plastic covering. In honest I did it for him as he would not have the strength.