Doro aims new range at ageing workforce

Doro has launched a new range of six fixed-line handsets aimed at the home and business senior market. The amplified and hearing aid-compatible handsets come in cordless DECT and corded models, and have high-contrast screens for easy reading. They are also compatible with PBX office telephone systems. Doro UK and Ireland managing director Chris Millington said: "Doro has over 38 years' experience in the fixed-line telecoms sector and, more recently, in care, telecare and mobile. "We have now applied our extensive knowledge and consumer research of the senior market to create this new range of high-performance phones. "The Doro Comfort concept has been designed to cater for the increasingly diverse needs of the ageing workforce and also to provide a great-sounding quality home phone."

Doro claims ageing workforces mean employers are increasingly being required to support staff who have difficulty using technology. The firm says even workers in their fifties can become "frustrated" by difficulties using phones caused by hearing our sight impediments. Millington said: "The economic challenges we face globally mean we simply can't retire as early as we had planned - so many of us will need to work for longer. "Business must recognised this and act now to address these changes. Providing equipment that makes people's working life easier and more productive is not only important and the right thing to do, but is also a legal requirement."

Source: news mobile. "Doro aims new range at ageing workforce". Issue 513. 7 May 2012.

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