SpokenText Reader: Testing a Study Support Mobile Application for Visually and Learning Impaired University Students

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McKay, Mark Stephen




This study evaluated SpokenText Reader, a smartphone application to aid the print disabled who study from audio recordings. Based on a literature review and usability test, conducted with print disabled university students. These students indicated that they can be better accommodated using it while studying. Additionally, a model emerged for a hybrid design, which blends features offered by SpokenText Reader with those offered by current smartphone e-text readers designed for the print disabled. The new model proposes a design, which has e-text under the hood but offers two interfaces: one with a user experience biased to interacting with the e-text and the second with a user experience biased to audio generated from the e-text in real-time.


American Studies
Psychology - Behavioral




Carleton University

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