Adaptive technology for the Internet: making electronic by Barbara T. Mates

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They may also use a speech synthesizer if the text is lengthy and much research is necessary. Some people with learning disabilities often benefit from large-print displays. Enlarged letters displayed on a contrasting background allow the user to interpret letters and form words with less difficulty. Two components are needed to yield good screen magnification and access to information: screen-enlargement software and hardware suitable for handling the display. Software Products Screen-magnification software enables people with sensory impairments to enlarge the screen display by virtually any factor they choose.

Too many words in a hypertext link will cause the link to wrap across multiple lines. 10. Background colors or images with conflicts of text to background and distraction of backgrounds in general. Background images may cause the text to dissolve or present distraction to users who cannot filter the information. 11. Smileys:)are frowned on by Bobby's developers. " 12. Tables without texts. If Bobby finds an HTML table without a text description it will suggest the addition of a text-only link. 13.

Large-print keytops make it easier for everyone to "sneak a peek" at the keyboard, which increases the speed of inputting information. Adaptions for Blindness The disability term blind is sometimes used generically when talking about a group of people whose vision is severely impaired to the degree that they cannot receive any visual cues. They rely on auditory or tactile signals to access information. When using computers, people who are blind may employ screen readers with speech synthesizers or Braille displays.

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