Prolonged Use of Dynamic Text Presentations for Reading with Low Vision

Prolonged Use of Dynamic Text Presentations for Reading with Low Vision

Project Overview

Reading is a primary difficulty for people with visual impairments. This study will examine how reading satisfaction is affected by presentation of text for visually impaired readers, and whether these elements change with prolonged use. 

Reading is a primary difficulty for people with visual impairments, and many patients express significant reductions in their quality of life as a result. Current solutions to this problem often involve expensive, cumbersome magnification equipment like closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs). Reading with a CCTV still results in a slow and strenuous reading process that reduces readers’ independence and flexibility. This study will examine how reading satisfaction is affected by presentation of text for visually impaired readers, and whether these elements change with prolonged use.

More information on this study can be found here (PDF file, opens in new window).
 

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Team Members

Laura Walker, PhD (Alumni)
Executive Director (Alumni) Erin Gannon, MA
Visiting Scholar Erin Gannon, MA
Doctoral Student, Wichita State University Alex Chaparro, PhD
Professor of Human Factors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Barbara Chaparro, PhD
Professor of Human Factors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Dustin Smith, MA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Wichita State University