Is typing applicable for elderly?

My father wants to learn typing. Is this suitable for him?


Adults also have a tendency to type with poor posture and other ergonomically bad habits. Habits get ingrained quickly, and leave slowly, but that’s no reason you can’t work on them to improve your typing. We have identified some common pitfalls and ways to unlearn them through our blog here:

Let’s encourage our elder family members to type the right way now; it’s never too late to work on improving your touch typing skills!

Best Regards,
Lyka Remeticado
Community Associate at Typesy

Hello, @deliahuber!

Absolutely! If your father is committed to the time needed for mastery, there is nothing stopping him!

With enough patience and practice, anyone of any age can learn to touch type. That being said, the reason it is suggested to start young is that the older a student, the longer they have had to develop bad habits.

However, there are benefits to starting older, too! If your father is proficient in the English language, he won’t have to worry about the misreadings and misspellings that affect young learners. He has also had a lifetime of practice developing muscle memory, so his brain is prepped and ready to commit a new skill to muscle memory.

If he has been using his own method up until now, it may take a little bit of time for him to transition, but in the long run, a mastery of touch typing will ensure your father is typing in the most efficient and safe way possible.

I say support him in his goals! And please make sure to come back and update us on his progress!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)