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Evaluation of Websites for Older Adults: How “Senior-Friendly” Are They?

By Traci A. Hart Summary: Thirty-six websites designed for older adults were evaluated as to how well they complied to 25 “senior-friendly” guidelines recommended by the National Institute of Aging. Results indicate that a majority of the sites complied to

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Examining Tolerance for Online Delays

By Paula Selvidge1 The World Wide Web (WWW) has become an increasingly important medium for communication, commerce, and entertainment. The WWW user population is estimated to grow to 320 million by the year 2002 (Bouch et al., 2000). The 10th

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Can Expanding Targets Make Object Selection Easier for Older Adults?

By Michael Bohan & Deborah Scarlett Given the proliferation of computers and rapidly aging demographic trends, there is a critical need for user interface designs that accommodate older adults. It is known that many adults in this age group experience

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Determining the Best Online Font for Older Adults

By Michael Bernard, Corrina Liao, & Melissa Mills Studies examining the legibility of fonts on computer screens have almost exclusively investigated young to middle aged adults. However, because of many age-related factors affecting reading, one should be fairly cautious in

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Designing a Touch Screen Kiosk for Older Adults: A Case Study

By Barbara Chaparro & Laszlo Stumpfhauser1 An independent-living senior center recently approached us with a request to “build a system that could track the fitness activity of their approximately 160 older residents.” The center houses a Fitness Club that offers

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