Should technology be a human right? As more information and resources for older adults have moved online, especially since COVID-19, the position that technology should be a human right has gained considerable traction. Karen Lok Yi Wong’s research argues that making technology a human right is the best way to overcome the technology accessibility challenge facing many older adults. As a Social Worker practicing with older adults and their families, Karen will discuss her service enhancement study on the information and referral services for older adults in British Columbia. She will also discuss how a human rights approach to technology has considerable implications for clinical practice, policy development, and future research.
Attend this webinar to understand older adults’ access to technology from a human rights perspective, and consider how this perspective can be applied in clinical practice, policy development, and research contexts.
Speaker: Karen Lok Yi Wong is currently working as a Registered Social Worker at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her MA in Social Policy at the University of York (UK), and her Master of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. She has been practicing with older adults in diverse settings such as home support, community senior services center, and long-term care. Karen has conducted research and analyzed policies on older adults and healthcare, publishing and presenting widely both academically and professionally. She is currently affiliated with Simon Fraser University’s Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute.