Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

Presents benefits—both to businesses and to older adults—of designing digital technology to accommodate people of all ages. Provides background facts and figures on the aging of the world’s population. Explains that older adults can potentially benefit very much from using digital technology and the Internet, but often face challenges in using today’s digital technology. Explains that following accessibility guidelines alone is not sufficient to ensure that technology is usable by older adults. Describes the book’s overall goal: to give readers an understanding of the issues older adult technology users’ experience and to provide research-based guidelines for designing technology that works well for them as well as ...

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