Dementia Friendly Websites

According to American Libraries Online, an article from Smashing Magazine (for Web designers and developers) explains how a growing number of older users struggle with different degrees of dementia, affecting their ability to understand what they are reading online. To increase accessibility for these users, web designers offer the following tips: cut down on the number of decisions a user must make, make your content printable, so users can print out and read at their leisure, and make text easy to understand. Two web designers are working on a project titled “Dementia Diaries”, an audio diary for those who suffer from dementia to share their experiences and challenges. In an age where people are living well into their 80s & above, this is an important concept to keep in mind. You can find the article here.

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