Diabetes, to the point: Designing a website about diabetes for adults with intellectual disability and carers

Lennox, Nicholas, Edie, Gavin, Taylor, Mariam, Rey-Conde, Therese and McPhee, Jude (2009) Diabetes, to the point: Designing a website about diabetes for adults with intellectual disability and carers. Technology and Disability, 21 1-2: 11-18. doi:10.3233/TAD-2009-0272


Author Lennox, Nicholas
Edie, Gavin
Taylor, Mariam
Rey-Conde, Therese
McPhee, Jude
Title Diabetes, to the point: Designing a website about diabetes for adults with intellectual disability and carers
Journal name Technology and Disability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1055-4181
1878-643X
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3233/TAD-2009-0272
Volume 21
Issue 1-2
Start page 11
End page 18
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher I O S Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 2718 Health Informatics
2742 Rehabilitation
Abstract Objective: In this paper we describe the design of a website based on written information about diabetes for people with intellectual disability and their care providers. Methods: The design process was collaborative with adults with intellectual disability, care providers, and professionals. The design followed the W3C Guidelines - Accessibility Guidelines Double A. Results: Preliminary results are promising and the site is having about 850 pages accessed per month. Conclusion: The consultative and design processes used resulted in a unique and acceptable educational tool for people with intellectual disability who have diabetes and their care providers.
Keyword Care providers
Diabetes
Intellectual disability
Web based learning
Website
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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