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Older person scenario possibilities

From: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:31:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4A92CE62.3080502@w3.org>
To: public-wai-age@w3.org
Dear WAI-AGE taskforce,

Further to our discussion at the last teleconference, I have started 
outlines of a couple of possible additional older person scenarios for 
How People with Disabilities Use the Web. Please consider and suggest 
additional scenarios and/or amendments to these suggestions.

# civil engineer now mostly office based
   - large civil engineering firm
   - in charge of training and assessment for engineering staff
   - responsible for part of professional development area on intranet
   - reads on-line journals and engineering forums
   - keen fisherman & participates in several fly-fishing forums
   - say 55/60 years old
   - reduced vision (that is not correctable) and glare sensitive
   - developing arthritis (difficult to click mouse)
   - requirements: larger fonts; contrast; keyboard access; own 
style-sheet with off-white b/gd; ??

# older old person (say 85+ yo grandmother)
   - new to computers and the Web (12 month experience)
   - web-based email with grandchildren
   - accesses blogs and photo sites
   - accesses health information
   - accesses travel information & makes bookings to visit distant family
   - catches up on the TV via the channel websites - appreciates 
subtitles/captions when provided
   - reduced vision
   - significant hearing loss
   - mild cognitive impairment / mild dementia
    (forgetful; easily confused; slow to learn a new site - but enthusistic)
   - requirements: larger fonts; contrast; consistent navigation; clear 
links; error identification/suggestions with forms; ??


Please send suggestions to the list so that we can discuss further at 
this week's teleconference.

Regards, Andrew
Andrew Arch
Web Accessibility and Ageing Specialist
Received on Monday, 24 August 2009 17:31:56 UTC

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