The Elderly as a Technological E-excluded


Communication and Information Technologies (ICT) are part of people's daily lives, and indeed of older adults, whose inclusion often causes trauma and, as Casamayou et al. (2017) point out, is a challenge in contemporary societies. The insertion of the elderly means a significant slowness in the process, which leads them to a tacit and explicit digital exclusion related to the complexity of the equipment itself and to the characteristics inherent to adulthood, such as visual limitations, reduced motor skills, the paradigm of being "too old to learn," insecurity, fear of being ridiculed by the "slowness to assimilate and respond," lack of knowledge of the usefulness of technology and economic capacity that affects access to the different options. This paper looks at the technological needs and difficulties that older adults have in using technological devices and understanding their language.

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Maria Eugenia Navas Rios, University of Cartagena, Colombia
Emperatriz Londono Aldana, University of Cartagena, Colombia
Jorge Armando Luna Amador, University of Cartagena, Colombia
Daniel Ruiz Navas, Institucion Universitaria Colegio Mayor de Bolivar, Colombia

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Conference: EGen2023
Stream: Frailty

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Rios M., Aldana E., Amador J., & Navas D. (2023) The Elderly as a Technological E-excluded ISSN: 2435-4937 The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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