Carol Bean recently posted links to her presentation at the American Library Association pre-conference workshop on Libraries, Older Adults and Technology. These video clips show the challenges which older adults face when learning new technology terms and how to use new technology. Her points include:
- Old word associations make it harder for older adults to learn technology terms, such as icon, button, and menu.
- Older adults may have more difficulty in maintaining concentration.
- Visual problems and hearing difficulties are additional challenges.