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Re: Older person scenario possibilities

From: Votis Konstantinos <kvotis@iti.gr>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:52:27 +0300
Message-ID: <520E889819C541389EE3E353793CE89F@iti168.local>
To: "Andrew Arch" <andrew@w3.org>, <public-wai-age@w3.org>

Deanr Andrew, all,

please find below some additional requirements for the provided uses cases in bold format: - Also I would like to suggest the possbility of including ICF classification based on the provided Funtional limitations (for example for dementia: b117 Intellectual functions (incl. Retardation, dementia) and b144 Memory functions, b1440 Short-term memory, b1441 Long-term memory, b1442 Retrieval of memory, b1448 Memory functions, other specified, b1449 Memory functions, unspecified
 - 


# 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; ??non time-based actions that change the status of the page if the user does not consciously initiate them, low number of links in the Web pages,
 (links/buttons cover a sufficiently large clickable area so that they can be hit even when the mouse is used with a low precision)







# 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 and has difficulties in understanding instructions  - but enthusistic)


 - requirements: larger fonts; contrast; consistent navigation; consistent organisation of Web sites, clear 
links; error identification/suggestions with forms;usage of graphics (e.g. instructions with graphics),... ??


regards,

Kostas
---------------------------------------------------
Konstantinos Votis
Computer Engineer & Informatics, Msc, MBA
Research Associate
Informatics and Telematics Institute
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
6th Klm. Charilaou - Thermi Road
P.O. BOX 60361 GR - 570 01
Thessaloniki - Greece
Tel.: +30-2311-257722 
Fax : +30-2310-474128 
E-mail : kvotis@iti.gr


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrew Arch 
  To: public-wai-age@w3.org 
  Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 8:31 PM
  Subject: Older person scenario possibilities


  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; ??non time-based actions that change the status of the page if the user does not consciously initiate them, low number of links in the Web pages,
   (links/buttons cover a sufficiently large clickable area so that they can be hit even when the mouse is used with a low precision)





  # 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 and has difficulties in understanding instructions  - but enthusistic)

     - requirements: larger fonts; contrast; consistent navigation; consistent organisation of Web sites, clear 
  links; error identification/suggestions with forms;usage of graphics (e.g. instructions with graphics),... ??






  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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