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Re: Older person scenario possibilities

From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:02:20 -0700
Message-ID: <1e3451610908241102x3b016d86je333c3e1221352ad@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Cc: public-wai-age@w3.org
Both are good although the first might benefit from being 64 and facing
compulsory retirement. People keep telling him "now you'll get to fish all
the time" but he knows he would tire of that quickly. He can easily do
essentially all his tasks at home and would benefit from better connections.
In fact he could do his job from the side of a creek!

"The ageing" are deathly afraid of "being put into a nursing home" and
almost as concerned with being "put out to pasture" when they can still
perform.

Love.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org> wrote:

> 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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