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Title Older adults, health information, and the World Wide Web / edited by Roger W. Morrell.
Imprint Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

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Subject Older people -- Medical care -- Computer network resources.
Web sites for older people.
Older people -- Computer network resources.
World Wide Web.
Alt Name Morrell, Roger W.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 219 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part I: An Overview of Older Adults' Use of the Web : Government and Practical Concerns -- -- The use of new information technologies in an aging population / Terrie Wetle -- Older Americans, health information, and the internet / Donald A.B. Lindberg -- Aging online : toward a theory of e-quality / Douglas McConatha -- Older adults online in the internet century / Roger W. Morrell, Christopher B. Mayhorn, and Joan Bennett -- -- Part II: Issues Facing Web Designers for Older Adults -- -- Designing web-based information for older adults : visual considerations and design directives / Katharina V. Echt -- Human factors guidelines for web site usability : health-oriented web sites for older adults / Sherry E. Mead, Nina Lamson, and Wendy A. Rogers -- Guidelines for web site design for older adults : the ultimate influence of cognitive factors / Barbara J. Holt and Roger W. Morrell -- -- Part III: Examples of Online Projects with Older Adults -- -- Touching lives : opening doors for elders in retirement communities through e-mail and the internet / David Lansdale -- What to put on a website : a study in setting policy and guidelines / Kathryn Wooten -- Seniors and the intenet / Thomas P. Benjamin -- Gerothechnology : providing service access to the elderly / Barbara J. Holt -- Evaluating a government web site serving seniors / Leslie Dehgine Hsu and Mary Jo Deering -- Senior support online / Edward E. Baum and Charlotte Yoder -- -- Part IV: In Conclusion -- -- Older adults, health information, and the World Wide Web : a conference retrospective / Russell E. Morgan.
Note Print version record.
Summary This work explores how the Web might be used to deliver current, easily accessible health information to adults over the age of 60 and their caregivers. It considers how age-related changes in vision, cognitive function, and motor skills impact on the delivery of health information.
ISBN 0585395659 (electronic bk.)
9780585395654 (electronic bk.)
0805838414 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780805838411 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0805838422 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780805838428 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781135648084 (e-book ; PDF)
9781135648039 (e-book ; Mobi)
9781135648077 (e-book ; ePub)
OCLC # 49851916
Additional Format Print version: Older adults, health information, and the World Wide Web. Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002 0805838414 (DLC) 2001033282

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