Cognition, age, and web browsing

Vicki L. Hanson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    The literature on Web browsing indicates that older adults exhibit a number of deficiencies when compared with younger users. But have we, perhaps, been looking at the question in the wrong way when considering technology skills of older users? What are the strengths of older users that can be leveraged to support technology use? This paper considers cognitive aging with respect to distinctions in abilities that decline, and those that do not, with age. A look at specific abilities and their interactions may serve to help designers create software that meets the needs of older users.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Addressing Diversity
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009. Proceedings, Part I
    EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642027079
    ISBN (Print)9783642027062
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    OtherHeld as Part of HCI International 2009
    Internet address


    • Older adults
    • Web
    • Cognitive abilities
    • Technology


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