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Older Adults, Health Information, and the World Wide Web is devoted to the exploration of how the World Wide Web might be used to deliver current, easily accessible health information to adults over the age of 60 and their caregivers. The book considers how age-related changes in vision, cognitive function, and motor skills affect the delivery and comprehension of health information.

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Overview

Older Adults, Health Information, and the World Wide Web is devoted to the exploration of how the World Wide Web might be used to deliver current, easily accessible health information to adults over the age of 60 and their caregivers. The book considers how age-related changes in vision, cognitive function, and motor skills affect the delivery and comprehension of health information.

The volume is divided into four separate sections. Within these sections, individual chapters:
*trace the increasing use of the Web by older adults and offer suggestions on how use can be increased;
*discuss federal government initiatives on increasing use of the Web by older adults;
*offer guidelines that might be applied to Web site design for older adults; and
*describe actual projects in which older adults utilize the Web for various outcomes.

Intended for health care providers, health service providers, and older adults and their caregivers, this book is also of interest to researchers in aging, cognition, and human factors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135648077
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I An Overview of Older Adults' Use of the Web: Government and Practical Concerns
1 The Use of New Information Technologies in an Aging Population 3
2 Older Americans, Health Information, and the Internet 13
3 Aging Online: Toward a Theory of e-Quality 21
4 Older Adults Online in the Internet Century 43
Pt. II Issues Facing Web Designers for Older Adults
5 Designing Web-Based Health Information for Older Adults: Visual Considerations and Design Directives 61
6 Human Factors Guidelines for Web Site Usability: Health-Oriented Web Sites for Older Adults 89
7 Guidelines for Web Site Design for Older Adults: The Ultimate Influence of Cognitive Factors 109
Pt. III Examples of Online Projects with Older Adults
8 Touching Lives: Opening Doors for Elders in Retirement Communities Through E-Mail and the Internet 133
9 What to Put on a Website: A Study in Setting Policy and Guidelines 153
10 Seniors and the Internet 157
11 Gerotechnology: Providing Service Access to the Elderly 159
12 Evaluating a Government Web Site Serving Seniors 173
13 Senior Support Online 187
Pt. IV In Conclusion
14 Older Adults, Health Information, and the World Wide Web: A Conference Retrospective 203
Author Index 209
Subject Index 217
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