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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; ??

Background:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/comparative.html
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Generations-Online-in-2009.aspx?r=1

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
http://www.w3.org/People/Andrew/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/
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