Name of the Technology : ELEDERLY PEOPLE FRIENDLY WEB TECHNOLOGY
Disability Sector : Learning Disabilities
Function : Education and Learning aids, Aids for computer/ mobile or any other gadget operation, Memory and Cognitive aids
Category of research : New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
Conventional web tools are not designed keeping in mind the probable disabilities of elderly people. Elderly people are with low vision and cannot read contents of websites, cannot type due to motor disability, forget password due to memory impairment and confuse due to multiple functionalities, pop-up menus, dynamic advertisements and complex captcha based sign up and mailing systems. They become techno phobic and debar themselves from using the internet. So, elderly people friendly web technology is the need identified for consideration.
SEED division of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, had sanctioned us a project and we completed the objectives resulting into a complexity-free, password less email system useful for elderly people. DST nominated experts had verified the outcome of the project. They were highly satisfied with the outcome of the project. Of late, the corresponding site is down due to budget constraints.
Objective I) To develop a web browser where elderly people can access website without the need of even typing the website name.
Objective II ) To develop an E-mail system that needs no memorizing of password to help the elderly people with memory impairment.
Objective III) To train the elderly people to use the tools specially developed for them.
Readiness level of the product/technology: 0 to 6 months
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level:0 to 3 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market:Ready As Product
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology:No Hindrance
DHRUBAJYOTI BARUAH Dept. of EEE
DEPT. OF COMPUTER APPLICATION,
JORHAT ENGINEERING COLLEGE,
JORHAT, ASSAM 785007