Untangling the Web: Making computers more accessible for Older Adults – 7pm, Mon 30th Nov.

Untangling the Web -Monday 30th November, Borders Bookstore, Dundee

At what might sadly be our last event at Borders Bookstore we discussed the ways of which researchers are making computers and the internet more accessible to older adults.

To view clips of this talk please click here to visit the Cafe Science Dundee YouTube channel.

The Duke of Edinburgh last month bemoaned the complexity of modern gadgets and a new company is producing computers specifically for the elderly. Will these measures help and are they necessary?

Vicki Hanson, Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee presented this insightful talk. Prof. Hanson has been working on issues of inclusion for older and disabled people throughout her career.

Vicki’s talk embodied the spirit of  Cafe Science with lots of audience particiaption, questions and interruptions. All of which she coped with admirable enthusiasm. You can view the videos of her talk on our YouTube channel or you can view the first clip below.