SOME ASPECTS OF DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FORMS FOR THE YOUNG ELDERLY

Sergio Sayago, Josep Blat

Abstract

This short paper reports on two key aspects for designing accessible online forms for the young elderly: (i) distinguishing between required and optional fields and (ii) usability of checkboxes, radio-buttons and list-boxes. Two hypotheses are tested with seven young elderly people in the course of designing a website for an old-age pensioner association. Separating required and optional fields into two sections is easier for the young elderly to understand and use than the current “asterisk” strategy which is invisible to them. Checkboxes and radio-buttons are easier for the young elderly to use than list-boxes because the latter requires a larger number of clicks in selection tasks. The results initially confirm both hypotheses, which should become requirements for designing accessible online forms for the older population.

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Sayago S. and Blat J. (2007). SOME ASPECTS OF DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FORMS FOR THE YOUNG ELDERLY . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 13-17. DOI: 10.5220/0001261500130017


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@conference{webist07,
author={Sergio Sayago and Josep Blat},
title={SOME ASPECTS OF DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FORMS FOR THE YOUNG ELDERLY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={13-17},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001261500130017},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - SOME ASPECTS OF DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FORMS FOR THE YOUNG ELDERLY
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Sayago S.
AU - Blat J.
PY - 2007
SP - 13
EP - 17
DO - 10.5220/0001261500130017