Computer built for senior citizens
CHALFONT, Pa. - January 24, 2012 (WPVI) -- Attention all seniors, especially those who are intimidated by all the new technology in our world. There's word today that among the newest technology is a computer designed just for you.
Venture 3 Systems presents the Telikin - a touch screen, all-in-one computer, that combines email, photo-sharing and lots of other features into an extra easy-to use, 19-inch computer.
"I check it every day and I get all the sales on line," Shirley Finkbeiner said.
Shirley is blind in one eye. She says the Telekin's large print is a blessing. She also has a son whose a missionary in Japan with whom she now knows how to videochat.
The man who developed it initially had his mother in mind.
"It started with putting a computer together for my mom who's 84, macular degeneration," CEO of Venture 3 Systems Fred Allegrezz said.
He says there are actually three basics that make it so user friendly for seniors: large print, touch screen, and menu buttons do not go away. He recognized how many other seniors have difficulty with regular computers.
"I was terribly afraid of computers until I got the Telekin. Within an hour, I was able to email everyone and especially because I have arthritis in my hands, I could use the up and down with my finger," Ann Tessoni said.
Ann also enjoys a little computer gambling.
"I love to play blackjack," Ann said with a laugh.
Venture 3 Systems also has a program where they give away computers to the needy
One computer costs $600.
For more information, visit their site here or call 1-800-230-3881.
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