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 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
EditorsArmando Barreto
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages301-302
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781605588810, 1605588814
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 201027 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period25/10/1027/10/10

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