HCI Bibliography : HCI Webliography : Aging and Usability

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The Aging and Usability page is a collection of resources for designers, producers, researchers, and practitioners of interactive media for older users. Another category that contains some relevant links is the one on Accessibility.

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Sub-Topic Areas:  ORGANIZATIONS  (8) -  RESOURCES  (19) - TOTAL (26)

ORGANIZATIONS : Organizations concerned with older computer users and aging

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  1. Adult Development and Aging (Division 20) American Psychological Association
    2011-02-03
    The Division on Adult Development and Aging (Division 20) of the American Psychological Association strives to advance the study of psychological development and change throughout the adult years. We invite membership from psychologists who provide services to older adults, conduct research on adult development and aging, or are interested in learning more about or teaching life span development and aging. The division has a strong mentorship focus; we invite and encourage participation from students and emerging professionals who share our interests.
  2. American Telemedicine Association
    Telemedicine is changing the world and ATA is the world of telemedicine. The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership, works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.
  3. ASA | American Society on Aging
    Welcome to ASA, the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Our resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
  4. Gerontological Society of America
    2011-02-03
  5. GSA-TAG: Gerontological Society of America: Formal Interest Group on Technology & Aging
    2011-02-03
  6. HFES Aging Technical Group
    2011-02-03
    The ATG provides a forum for researchers, service providers, aging individuals, students, and other stakeholders to highlight trends, research, express concerns, and provide insight to meet the needs of the aging and special-needs population. By networking with other professionals and stakeholders, ATG members are afforded insight into new challenges, assessment techniques, and solutions.
  7. National Institute on Aging
    2011-02-03 National Institutes of Health
    NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
  8. SeniorNet
    2011-02-04
    SeniorNet provides nonprofit computer and Internet education for older adults and seniors. SeniorNet is the premier senior site for content and community.

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RESOURCES : Resources for developing software for older users

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  1. AARP Technology
    2011-02-04 AARP American Association of Retired Persons
    AARP Technology provides the latest technology news, articles, reviews and innovations in electronics, gadgets, social media and more.
  2. Age-Related Research-Based Usability Guidelines | Usability.gov
    Bob Bailey 2005-11
    People are living longer in the western world. At least 70% will live past age 65, and about 40% past age 80. Unfortunately, there are definite, predictable degenerative effects of aging on a person's ability to effectively and efficiency interact with Web-based systems.
  3. Aging and HCI
    2011-02-04 HCI Webliography director@hcibib.org
    Links to information about making computers and software more usable for older users. Generated from the the HCI Bibliography.
  4. Aging | Older Users | Seniors Prepared Search for Items in the HCI Bibiography
    2007-01-23
  5. ASA | American Society on Aging
    Welcome to ASA, the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Our resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
  6. Designing senior-friendly websites
    Natasha "Tasha" Beauchamp 2011-02-04 Elder Pages Online
    Check out the new Medicare website. It is very senior-friendly. What a relief! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just unveiled the new www.medicare.gov. Most websites are constructed by "Net natives," young designers who never have known a world without the Internet. They are not aware of the components required to make a website inviting for persons with little Internet experience, never mind those with visual impairments and arthritic hands!
  7. Designing Web Sites for Seniors and Boomers
    2011-03-06
    Senior Usability reviews web sites to help make it easy for seniors and boomers to use.
  8. Evaluation of Websites for Older Adults: How "Senior-Friendly" Are They?
    Traci A. Hart 2004-02
    Thirty-six websites designed for older adults were evaluated as to how well they complied to 25 "senior-friendly" guidelines recommended by the National Institute of Aging. Results indicate that a majority of the sites complied to guidelines related to basic navigation and content style but not for text size, text weight, or site map availability. Implications of compliance to these guidelines on user satisfaction and performance are discussed.
  9. GeroInformatics Workshop United States, Michigan, Detroit
    Wayne State University
  10. Human Factors and Aging Laboratory
    Arthur D. Fisk 2011-02-03 Georgia Tech: Human Factors and Aging Laboratory
    At Georgia Tech, human factors and aging is studied from the broad perspective representative of the field of human factors. The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory is specifically oriented toward developing a fundamental understanding of aging, cognition, and attention. The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory is also committed to bringing that fundamental basic knowledge to bear on design issues important to the quality and safety of activities of daily living encountered by older adults.
  11. Middle-Aged Users' Declining Web Performance Alertbox: Web Usability Newsletter
    Jakob Nielsen 2008-03-31 useit.com
    Between the ages of 25 and 60, people's ability to use websites declines by 0.8% per year - mostly because they spend more time per page, but also because of navigation difficulties.
  12. Older Americans and the Internet
    Susannah Fox 2004-03-28 Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
  13. Older Americans and the Internet: Adapting Government Websites for an Older Audience
    Susannah Fox 2004-07-19 Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
    Most Americans age 65+ live lives far removed from the Internet, know few people who use email or surf the Web, and cannot imagine why they would spend money and time learning how to use a computer. Just one in five seniors goes online and many live with disabilities that make it difficult to navigate the Web. This presentation provides new demographic data, not contained in recent reports, plus specific tips for government Web site managers who want to design senior-friendly sites.
  14. Universal Usability Web Design Guidelines for the Elderly (Age 65 and Older)
    Haixia Zhao 2001-04
    2001
  15. Usability for Senior Citizens Alertbox: Web Usability Newsletter
    Jakob Nielsen 2002-04-28 useit.com
    The Internet enriches many seniors' lives, but most websites violate usability guidelines, making the sites difficult for seniors to use. Current websites are twice as hard to use for seniors than for non-seniors.
  16. Usability for Senior Citizens: 46 Best Practices for Web Design Based on Research with Users Age 65 and Older
    Kara Pernice nngroup.com
    Usability report with design guidelines to make websites easier for users 65 years or older.
  17. Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users
    2011-04-13 W3C
  18. Web Accessibility Initiative: Ageing Education and Harmonisation
    2011-10-14
  19. Web Usability and Aging
    Ciara Sibley 2008-12 Usability.gov
    People over the age of 65 represent the fastest growing demographic worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that over one billion senior citizens will be alive on the planet. (Zaphiris, Ghiawadwala, and Mughal, 2005). Of concern to user interface designers are known limitations due to the aging process.

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