ERIC Number: ED448693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting Web Information to Disabled and Elderly Users.
This paper describes work aimed at catering the content of World Wide Web (WWW) pages to the needs of different users, including elderly people and users with vision and motor impairments. An overview is provided of the AVANTI system, a European WWW-based tourist information system that adapts Web pages to each user's individual needs before presenting them to the user. System components (i.e. multimedia databases, the user model server, the information resource control structure, a hyperstructure adapter, and a user interface) are summarized, and the sources of information that the system uses as the basis for its assumptions about the user are described. An example of adaptability in AVANTI is presented, and users' experiences are reported. (Contains 17 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
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