What can the 'ash cloud' tell us about older adults' technology adoption?

Lorna Gibson, Paula Forbes, Vicki Hanson

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    Abstract

    Older adults are often encouraged to try new technology by a specific motivator or 'trigger'. Recently, a surprising 'trigger' has emerged - the 'ash cloud' which caused large scale disruption for air travel across Europe earlier in 2010. Understanding why this unexpected event managed to motivate interest into technology where other efforts have failed may provide further insight for research looking at the digitally disinterested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssets '10
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    EditorsArmando Barreto, Vicki L. Hanson
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages301-302
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781605588810
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 25 Oct 201027 Oct 2010
    http://www.sigaccess.org/assets10/

    Conference

    Conference12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Abbreviated titleAssets 2010
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period25/10/1027/10/10
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Older adults
    • Inclusion
    • Technology acceptance
    • Digital economy

    Cite this

    Gibson, L., Forbes, P., & Hanson, V. (2010). What can the 'ash cloud' tell us about older adults' technology adoption? In A. Barreto, & V. L. Hanson (Eds.), Assets '10: proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 301-302). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1878803.1878881