As the internet has become an integral part of modern life the stereotype that older generations tend to avoid using the web has become less and less relevant.
However a new study shows that senior citizens still find websites difficult to use and have a significantly lower success rate when it comes to completing tasks online.
The Nielsen Norman Group ran a series of usability tests on 29 websites among 31 people aged older than 65. The results were then compared to control group of 20 users aged 21-55.
It found that among senior web users the success rate for completing tasks was 55.3% compared to 74.5% among the younger age group.