Thursday, March 02, 2006

Usability For Older Web Users

Internet access for older adults ...

"According to the 2001 UK census, the UK now has more people aged over 60 than under 16. It also revealed that there are now 1.1 million people aged over 85.
Webcredible recently analysed and compared the results of 16 usability testing sessions - 8 of these sessions were conducted with elderly users (i.e. over the age of 65), and 8 with younger users (i.e. under the age of 40).

The 40-minute ‘talk-aloud’ sessions involved asking participants to find information on a range of government websites.

Assigning blame - The main finding of our study was that elderly users were more likely to assign blame when using the Internet."   continued ...   (Via Daily India)

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