Technology training for older adults

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The focus of this paper will be on the importance of providing age-specific training for the use of computer technology. Evidence suggests that age-related cognitive, perceptual, and motor declines may necessitate the need for training that is designed to compensate for these deficits. Moreover, evidence suggests that agist stereotypes that older adults lack interest in new technologies are not well-supported. Many older individuals, especially the healthy and well-educated are very interested in using new technologies, provided they receive adequate tiaining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: May 15 1999May 20 1999


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA


  • Aging
  • Computer attitudes
  • Computer experience
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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