Miami Beach, FL AAA Convention
Perry C. Hanavan, MA, FAAA
"In Internet lingo, a portal is just a gateway to the Internet the page that pops up when you launch your browser and begin your World Wide Web wanderings." (http://www.zdnet.com/familypc/content/9808/web/index.html)
Most portals offer personalization. A user may alter the layout and context of a portal. Typically the user must register, login and logout. Most portals want the user to make their personalized portal their homepage.
Types of Portals:
There are many different types of portals (http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/webportals/whatisit.html) including special category portals (http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/webportals/category.html) and personal portals such as John Dvorak’s own personal portal (http://www.dvorak.org/home.htm).
Web Portals for Audiologists:
The audiologist uses many tools in his/her professional practice including audiometers, ABR, OAE, immittance, questionnaires, etc. The web is becoming an increasingly important tool for the audiologist. Thus, a web page has been developed to show several examples web pages that are special category audiology portals (http://www.augie.edu/perry/ear/audiologyportals.htm) accessed by audiologists. Finally, a web page has been developed to serve as an example of an audiology personal portal (http://www.augie.edu/perry/ear/portalaudiology.htm).
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