Technology Is For Everyone.
Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in Internet use among older adults. According to Statistics Canada, individuals aged 65+ are the fastest growing population of Internet users, with Internet usage more than doubling (32% to 71%) among this age group from 2007 to 2018. However, it has also been found that nearly half of older adults require help using their devices. This reduced technology competency among older adults contributes to the ‘Digital Divide’.
In order to address this fundamental societal issue, UpTOSpeed was born! UpTOSpeed is a for-profit extension of TechServe, a rapidly growing Canadian digital literacy non-profit that has helped over 1500 seniors and has been featured on national and local media sources, most notably the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, and Global News National. UpTOSpeed is a marketplace for universal technical support and education tailored for older adults. At UpTOSpeed, we address all your technology needs by providing instantaneous video and written tutorials, timely telephone and video chat technical support, appointment-based 1 on 1 online lessons, and monthly group online lessons. At UpTOSpeed, we believe that everyone should be able to take advantage of technology to improve their lives!