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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.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|1||Aging and Communication: Human Factors Issues||1|
|2||Over-Accommodations and Under-Accommodations to Aging||30|
|3||Design Challenges Associated with Longevity: The View From Industry||47|
|4||The Internet and Older Adults: Design Challenges and Opportunities||60|
|5||Culture, Aging, and Cognitive Aspects of Communication||81|
|6||Aging, Sensory Loss, and Social Functioning||108|
|7||The Impact of Internet Use Over Time on Older Adults: A Field Experiment||127|
|8||Aging, Communication, and Interface Design||153|
|9||Face Memory Skill Acquisition||169|
|10||A Systems Approach for Training Older Adults to Use Technology||187|
|11||Aging, Vision, and Brain Plasticity: Restoring Lost Visual Functions by Computer-Based Training||209|