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Computers, Technology, and Parkinson’s

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Computers, Technology, and Parkinson’s
An Old Man’s Interview
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Computers, Technology, and Parkinson’s, An Old Man’s Interview is an in-depth
personal interaction with a charismatic elderly man. This man, referred to as Mr.

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Bowmen, has been operating his computer with Parkinson’s disease for many years.
However, at first glance, this fragile looking old man looked as if he was unable to
operate a computer, much less type a word, and probably knows nothing about
technology. However, after a few hours of conversations and observation, I soon began
to realize that my current perception/s were miscued.
Physical Impairments in which humans endure may eventually find computers
and technology intimidating, however, one individual in particular shows extreme
resilience to such impairment. Technology has evolved to allow individuals with multiple
physical and mental impairments to continue using their computers. Software’s,
applications, and specialized platforms have been developed specifically for those that
face such challenges. Although impairments exist, technology developers continue to
make extensive strides for the impaired populations that consist of simplistic
functionality and ease of interface operation/s.
Mr. Bowmen’s Background
This insightful interview was conducted on Mr. Bowmen, a 57 year old retired
social worker whom suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He has endured this impairment
for the last decade of his life and displays his enthusiastic approach to technological
advancements and the use of “Dragon” naturally speaking voice recognition software.
Mr. Bowmen is restricted in the use of his hands as well as other existing mobility
issues, however, he explains that technology allows him to mentally explore foreign
places in the world, write papers and edit emails, as well as socializing on many

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Computers, Technology, and Parkinson's An Old Man's InterviewNameProfessorCourse TitleDateIntroductionComputers, Technology, and Parkinson's, An Old Man's Interview is an in-depth personal interaction with a charismatic elderly man. This man, referred to as Mr. Bowmen, has been operating his computer with Parkinson's disease for many years. However, at first glance, this fragile looking old man looked as if he was unable to operate a computer, much less type a word, and probably knows nothing about technology. However, after a few hours of conversations and observation, I soon began to realize that my current perception/s were miscued.Physical Impairments in which humans endure may eventually find computers and technology intimidating, however, one individual in particular shows extreme resilience to such impairment. Technology has evolved to allow individuals with multiple physical and mental impairments to continue using their computers. Software's, applications, and specialized platforms have been developed specifically for those that face such challenges. Although impairments exist, technology developers continue to make extensive strides for the impaired populations that consist of simplistic functionality and ease of interface operation/s. Mr. Bowmen's Background This insightful interview was conducted on Mr. Bowmen, a 57 year old retired social worker whom suffers from Parkinson's disease. He has endured this impairment for the ...
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