Computers, Technology, and Parkinson’s

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Each student will be required to interview a user. Not just any user, but either an older user (50 or older), or a user with a disability. This person cannot be a computer professional, or have a degree in computing. You should use the following five questions as a basis for your interview:

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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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