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older adults, technology


Computer software is frequently not created with the common limitations of the older user in mind. Poor design and usability of computers is a significant barrier for many older adults who wish to use computers. PointerWare Innovations’ software breaks down barriers that Windows software frequently presents to older users. This research study explores issues relevant to PointerWare Innovations, as well as any software developer seeking to accommodate the needs older adults.


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Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC)

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Roggeveen, A., Spadafora, P., & Rupsingh, R.(2010). Assessing Attitudes Toward Technology Among Older Adults and Usability of Software for Elders - Report Series # 20. [Report]. Oakville: Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC).

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