Travelers Rest business owner launches tech learning site for seniors

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest business owner Brady Gilbert recently launched, a website focused on teaching computers and technology to senior citizens, a group that he says has been largely overlooked by computer training companies and classes.

The site, which charges a monthly fee as low as $15 to access premium content, features videos that average 5-15 minutes each, explaining topics such as Windows 7/8/10, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, E-mail, and more.

Gilbert is the owner of Call Brady Computer Services, a computer repair shop that has operated in Greenville County since 2004 and in Travelers Rest since 2007. He said t the majority of his residential clients are seniors, many of whom struggle with similar concepts.

"My senior clients frequently express frustration over learning computers," Gilbert said. "Classroom environments are frequently too fast-paced, and kids or grandkids tend to 'do' rather than 'teach,' leaving them struggling. In about 10 minutes a day, 2-3 times per week, seniors can truly master their computers with Senior Training."

Subscribers to the site can select videos on the topics that interest them most  and can rewind or replay the videos as often as they need. The videos are shot with seniors in mind, using common sense descriptions as opposed to 'techno-babble,' according to Gilbert. Subscribers also have the ability to ask questions, and new videos will be recorded weekly to answer many of those questions.

Gift subscriptions are also available on the site, which Gilbert reminds is available to anyone.

"We won't be checking IDs. If you are not a senior but still are looking for a better way to learn technology, we welcome you."

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Last modified onThursday, 21 January 2016 12:42