Although the Net is an indispensable business/personal tool for many, indications are that a growing population chunk – the Alzheimer’s afflicted – will be unable to harness it due to inappropriate interface design. By 2050, over 80 million will exceed age 65, the Worker/Retiree ratio will shrink to 2, and the number of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients will triple to 14 million. Annual estimated societal costs attributable to AD are about $100 billion with no cure in sight. Simultaneously, more Americans must remain productive post retirement age and non-retirees are increasingly being diagnosed with AD. The socio-economic ramifications are tremendous. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Congress have advanced guidelines/laws to make IT more disabled friendly. However, a fundamental issue remains: to our knowledge, the guidelines are entirely prescriptive and we are unaware of rigorous research evidence demonstrating benefits to compliance. Our work focuses on specific aspects of this research opportunity.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||10th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2004 - New York, United States|
Duration: Aug 6 2004 → Aug 8 2004
|Conference||10th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2004|
|Period||8/6/04 → 8/8/04|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research work was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation as per Grant Agreement #KSEF -148-502-04-103 with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Rehabilitation Act-Section 508
- UAWG 1.0
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences
- Information Systems
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Networks and Communications