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From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 07:17:05 -0700
Message-ID: <44FC3561.7070009@gorge.net>
To: public-wai-eo-umtf@w3.org

Jeannie is a spry 85-year-old widow who regularly participates in 
activities at her local senior center and is an avid needlework artist 
(tatting: the making of lace) who is almost adamant about not becoming 
involved with computers.

She is representative of millions of ageing folks who, although they 
have not yet taken the plunge into email, etc. are intrigued when shown 
how the Web would be useful for them.

Getting Jeannie over that first hurdle is important because people like 
her become bellwethers for their peers.


Where EO misses is this early stage about which we have been rather 
silent. I don't think ANY of our materials would be of any use in the 
process of getting her aboard and perhaps we should brainstorm a bit 
about a different level of material addressing this large segment of the 
world's population.

Received on Monday, 4 September 2006 14:16:46 UTC

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