Laurence Ivil is both a multimedia journalist and Editorial and Engagement Coordinator at On Our Radar, an organisation that trains and supports citizen journalists from marginalised and remote communities. Recently, at On Our Radar, Laurence has covered the Nigerian elections, the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and has supported people with dementia and young homeless people in the UK to share their stories.
Paul Myles is an investigative journalist, filmmaker and Editorial Manager at On Our Radar. In the past he worked as an investigative reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme. He worked as an undercover reporter for Channel 4’s Cruises Undercover and The Great Ticket Scandal – his views are his own.
An ever-growing number of web users around the world are living with dementia. They have very varied levels of computer literacy and may be experiencing some of the following issues: memory loss, confusion, issues with vision and perception. In this article, Laurence Ivil and Paul Myles will share some lessons they learned along the way about making a dementia-friendly front end on a tight budget. By making websites more accessible to a growing group of users who are so often excluded from the benefits that the internet has to offer, designers are not only supporting people living with dementia, but also those with similar accessibility challenges.