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[_] Usability Testing With the Elderly

Nick Ingram n.ingram at
Tue Jun 3 13:40:01 BST 2003

Interestingly no. They were fine with colours too. Headings need to be a
lot larger than body text, that wa sthe only thing, but they could cope with
many styles and colours. Even some real no-no's like white on dark blue,
light blue on dark blue etc...

The font sizes on offer were generally no larger than 10 pt for body copy,
and most users wore glasses.


-----Original Message-----
From: underscore-admin at
[mailto:underscore-admin at] On Behalf Of Iain Harrison
Sent: 03 June 2003 13:12
To: Nick Ingram
Subject: Re: [_] Usability Testing With the Elderly

On Tuesday, June 3, 2003 12:21:49 PM Nick wrote:

> or call to action
> statements to navigate properly

It's interesting that there is a general feeling that "click here" is
considered naff as link text, but IME, people do click "click here" in
preference to linked descriptive text.

Was there comment about font sizes?


Iain (nearer 70 than 20)
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