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      The Non Browser: helping older novice computer users to access the web

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      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 (AD)

      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference

      23-25 August 2005

      Older adults, browser, usability

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            Abstract

            The difficulties that older adults encounter browsing the web have been reported by a number of researchers. Hitherto, research has focused on improving content with little attention being given to the effects that the browser itself may have on the difficulties people encounter. We report on the development of an alternative browser which was designed to ameliorate many of the barriers that this group encounter to web use. The Non Browser was designed as far as possible from first principles, questioning the various metaphors currently used in accessing the web. A qualitative evaluation process illustrated that the Non Browser was both easier to understand and less off-putting than the standard application.

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            Conference
            August 2005
            August 2005
            : 1-6
            Affiliations
            [0001]Applied Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/AD2005.18
            462f2b04-2dea-46b6-9a22-292835998ebf
            © Anna Dickinson et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005, Dundee, Scotland

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005
            AD
            Dundee, Scotland
            23-25 August 2005
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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