Many older adults would like to be able to use computers, but find them difficult and confusing. Some of the difficulty in using computers lies in lack of experience with the fundamental concepts of computer technology. This project does not address the training of elders to use computers.

A very large part of the difficulty older adults have with computer derives from the design of the computer interface. The design and behavior of the computer interface is based on the needs of young adults using monitors with much lower resolution than modern computers display. As a result of the changes associated with normal aging, the modern computer interface can be difficult or impossible to use for an elder, even in the absence of any disease or condition which affect physical performance.

The Elder Interface Project is intended to address the these issues. The linked pages provide detailed changes on free and low-cost changes to the Windows interface that will make computer use easier for typical aging adults.