Accessible Websites for People with Dementia: A Preliminary Investigation into Information Architecture

  • Nada Savitch
  • Panayiotis Zaphiris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


People with dementia have not traditionally been seen as a user group for website development. This paper describes the first attempts to discover some of navigation design needs when developing an information-based website for people with dementia. A card sorting methodology is described using existing information that is provided for people with dementia about their condition. Some participants with dementia found it difficult to group concepts together. This could have a profound affect on the design of good websites.


Vascular Dementia Dementia Care Card Sorting Information Architecture Information Worker 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nada Savitch
    • 1
  • Panayiotis Zaphiris
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for HCI DesignCity UniversityLondon

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