Design for older and disabled people – where do we go from here?

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The significant changes in the social, legal, demographic, and economic landscape over the past 10–15 years present enormous opportunities for the human–computer interface design community. These changes will have a significant impact on the design and development of systems for older and disabled people. This paper brings together a number of proposals to improve both specialist and mainstream design methods in the field as a contribution to the debate about design for older and disabled people and the concept of universal usability.

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Published online: 6 November 2002

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Newell, A., Gregor, P. Design for older and disabled people – where do we go from here? . UAIS 2, 3–7 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-002-0031-9

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  • Key words: Gerontechnology – User centered design – Universal design – Older and disabled people – Design methodologies