The Age Wave
Speakers: Vicki Hanson
Topic(s): Accessibility,Computers and Society,Education,Human Computer Interaction,Web Topics
Are technology difficulties an inescapable fact of ageing?
Or are there factors that can equip future generations of older adults
with skills that will erase or lessen these difficulties? Globally, older
adults comprise an increasingly large percentage of the population. This
demographic shift is resulting in huge strains on government, healthcare, and
business. This talk is intended to provoke thought about technology
experience as related to ageing. Age-related changes in ability are considered,
as are generational shifts in technology use. The goal is to challenge
some existing characterizations of older adults in relation to technology use
and to consider the implications for future support of ageing populations.
This talk provides examples of key points through the speaker's research
with older adults, which encompasses Web access, mobile device use, and
technology provision for healthcare.
About this Lecture
Number of Slides: 30
Duration: 45 minutes
Languages Available: English
Last Updated: 06-26-2013
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