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RE: Diversity

From: Lisa Pappas <Lisa.Pappas@sas.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:25:40 -0400
To: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <345520A34347BA49B798F70B218ACD1304715AD83E@MERCMBX14.na.sas.com>
I quite agree with William. In my own research (as a getting-old person), I'm seeing a big split particularly between "older people" who are very computer savvy (they had Commodore 64s and remember the Apple before the Mac) and those for whom computer technology is still novel or threatening (my mother, who's never used an ATM and who depends on email and the Internet to stay connected to the world with her ever-diminishing mobility).

Cheers,

Lisa

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of William Loughborough
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 1:28 PM
> To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> Subject: Diversity
>
>
> It is frequently noted in the studies on aged people that they aren't
> all the same with the
> implication that younger users are less diverse.
>
> I don't think this is true. It may be an "artifact of observation"
> because so few of those doing the
> studies are themselves old?
>
> Love.
>

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