The Internet provides an extraordinary opportunity for adults 60 years or older to access online health information. It has become an important resource for those suffering from chronic illness who have difficulty accessing health information through traditional channels-whether it be because they are homebound or live in rural or remote areas. Providing online health resources, however, does not guarantee that older adults will be successful at understanding the information they access. Web sites that do not meet the online needs of targeted users may pose virtual barriers that prevent these information seekers from attaining their goals. Web-design factors, such…
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