Interview either (i) a person you know over 65 or (ii) a child you know under 16 about their experience, attitude and expectations of computers. What factors would you take into account if you were designing a website aimed at this person?
1. Take your university website or another site of your choice and assess it for accessibility using Bobby. How would you recommend improving the site?
2. How could systems be made more accessible to older users?
1. What are (i) auditory icons and (ii) earcons? How can they be used to benefit both visually impaired and sighted users?
2. Research your country’s legislation relating to accessibility of technology for disabled people. What are the implications of this to your future career in computing?