Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2017 at 1:00PM ET
Speakers: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, Associate Professor and Research Affiliate, University of Victoria and Dr. Simon Carroll, Research Associate, University of Victoria
Description: Older adults are more likely to have lower digital literacy, but sub-groups of older people disadvantaged by socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, immigrant status and other key markers of social inequality are likely to have even more pronounced challenges in this respect. This webinar will introduce and apply an equity lens to underscore the importance of addressing the unique experiences of disadvantaged groups in the development of technology for older adults and their caregivers.
AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (http://www.agewell-nce.ca/, @AGEWELL_NCE) is a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end users and academic partners working to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Its vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTs) and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social and policy innovation. AGE-WELL was launched in 2015 through the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence program.