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The Age Wave

Speakers: Vicki Hanson
Topic(s): Accessibility,Computers and Society,Education,Human Computer Interaction,Web Topics

 


Abstract

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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