Communication, Technology and Aging: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 246 pages
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In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural issues. The final section addresses issues around training and compensation. The volume contains new research on heretofore unexplored areas within the field of aging, such as: computer use and design, internet use, and computer literacy. For gerontologists, psychologists, and other professionals interested in aging.
  

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Contents

Aging and Communication Human Factors Issues
3
OverAccommodations and Under Accommodations to Aging
30
Design Challenges Associated with Longevity The View From Industry
47
The Internet and Older Adults Design Challenges and Opportunities
60
Communication and Sociocultural Issues
79
Culture Aging and Cognitive Aspects of Communication
81
Aging Sensory Loss and Social Functioning
108
The Impact of Internet Use Over Time on Older Adults A Field Experiment
127
Training and Compensation
151
Aging Communication and Interface Design
153
Face Memory Skill Acquisition
169
A Systems Approach for Training Older Adults to Use Technology
187
Aging Vision and Brain Plasticity Restoring Lost Visual Functions by ComputerBased Training
209
Index
227
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