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HCI and aging: Beyond accessibility

B Knowles, Y Rogers, J Waycott, VL Hanson, AM Piper, N Davies

Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems | ACM | Published : 2019

Abstract

© 2019 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Despite improvements in the accessibility of digital technologies and growing numbers of tools designed specifically for older adults, adoption of such tools remains low for this demographic. This workshop aims to explore the contextual factors that contribute to reduced uptake among older adults in order to understand how to design digital technologies that will be appealing to and work for them, fitting with recent calls for more holistic approaches to designing for older adults. Going beyond standard accessibility considerations, and aiming to inform design of technologies for the general population rather than the design of senior-friendly va..

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Awarded by MobileAge - European Union


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Awarded by Australian Research Council


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Funding Acknowledgements

Bran Knowles' and Nigel Davies' participation in this workshop is supported by MobileAge (funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Grant No.: 693319). Vicki L. Hanson's participation is supported by the Google Research Award "Identifying and presentingtrust-related features in health-directed search results for older users"and by EPSRC CASE ACC EP/G501327/1. Anne Marie Piper's participation is supported by NSF grant IIS-1551574. And Jenny Waycott's participation in this workshop is supported by a Future Fellowship grant from the Australian Research Council (FT170100420). We would also like to thank Peter Shaw at Lancaster University for his help in managing the workshop website.