My research on supporting older adults began with Web accessibility, but has continued in various forms. Currently, this work forms the core of the UK Research Councils’ SiDE (Social Inclusion for the Digital Economy) Hub. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team at Newcastle University, this has developed into a center of excellence for enabling digital access for older users with a particular emphasis on health care. My group’s contributions to this effort include work on cross-device accessibility, examination of cognitive factors in task performance and prediction, a system deployed for care home workers aimed at supporting a deeper personal connection with care home residents, automatic determination and display of trustworthiness of online health information (with Google), and both ethnographic research and engineering aimed at changing the care home environment to better promote physical activity and overall wellbeing.

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