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

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Creator: 

McKay, Mark Stephen

Date: 

2017

Abstract: 

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.

Subject: 

American Studies
Psychology - Behavioral
Administration

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Human-Computer Interaction

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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