Are guidelines enough? An introduction to designing Web sites accessible to older people

Scott Milne, Anna Dickinson, Alex Carmichael, David Sloan, Roos Eisma, Peter Gregor

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    Abstract

    As the Web becomes more integral to day-to-day life, there is a danger that many older people will be excluded if their access needs are not considered by content designers. Although accessibility guidelines for designers are available, experience shows that these guidelines have not been successful enough in producing Web sites accessible to older people. In this paper, the shortcomings of relying solely on accessibility guidelines are reviewed, and several ideas are proposed for encouraging a more holistic approach to accessibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)557-571
    Number of pages15
    JournalIBM Systems Journal
    Volume44
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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