The Convergence of the Aging Work Force And Accessible Technology (22 Dec 2003)
This paper discusses the effects of America’s aging work force on business growth and productivity and illustrates how accessible technology can equip employers and mature workers to face the challenges posed by this demographic trend. As the work force ages, accessibility challenges and disabling conditions will escalate, increasing the need for employers to find ways to accommodate people with disabilities and age-related impairments. Changes in vision, hearing and manual dexterity will directly affect aging workers’ ability to use computing devices and the Internet, tools that have become fixtures in today’s economy.
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