[This clarification is being added to my original post: Inspired by my 89-year-old mother's challenges with her computer, this app was originally designed to help senior citizens, especially those with early stages of dimentia, to have a safe and simple online experience. A friend, loved one or other caregiver sets up the app for them to ensure they can send/receive email only to/from trusted contacts and thus avoid spam and online scams. Livewise the caregiver bookmarks only safe websites. The app also simplifies the iPad experience for those who are not tech savvy. After the launch of the app in 2014 the suggestion was made that it might be beneficial to some blind or low-vision iPad users so we worked on the app to make it more compatible the Apple's VoiceOver feature.]
Blind or low vision iPad users can more easily use email and browse the web with the help of the Simplicity Center app. When using the iPad’s built-in VoiceOver feature, the app can provide a simpler email and web browsing experience than the native iPad apps. A caregiver or family member acting as the app admin sets it up to meet the individual user’s needs. This may make Simplicity Center especially appropriate for less tech savvy iPad users.
Simplicity Center is four apps in one:
- Email: Spam-free messages, to and from only trusted contacts
- Web browsing: easy access to sites bookmarked by the admin
- Address book: containing trusted contacts
- Calendar: including event descriptions and reminders
The caregiver in the role of app admin decides which features you use and how to set them up. Address book contacts are entered by the admin to make it easy for the iPad user to email them or look up contact information. Websites can be bookmarked by the admin to make them easy to access by the iPad user. The app is available on the App Store for $5.99.
Visit the app page on the App Store.
Or learn more at the Simplicity Center website.