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ALCOVE: An Accessible Comic Reader for People with Low Vision

Rayar, Frédéric and Oriola, Bernard and Jouffrais, Christophe ALCOVE: An Accessible Comic Reader for People with Low Vision. (2020) In: 25th ACM International forum for reporting outstanding research and development on Intelligent User Interfaces (ACM IUI 2020), 17 March 2020 - 20 March 2020 (Cagliari, Italy).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3377325.3377510


Low vision is a visual impairment that affects one's capacity to perform daily activities, among others, reading. Since difficulty to access printed materials is an obstacle to education, employment and social activities, adaptations of these material is often required, such as the usage of large print or audio transcriptions. The advent of digital documents, on computers and mobile devices, has enhanced the accessibility of text for people with low vision; however, there is still a lack of supply regarding accessible books for recreation reading. In this work, we study how an accessible reader can impact reader's engagement with comics, for both children and adults. We summarise the results of online surveys that have been conducted about the current usage of comics by reader with low vision and how professional attempt to provide them. This led to the design of ALCOVE, an accessible comic reader for people with low vision. We report the results of a user study with 11 participants with low vision, that examined both the usefulness of the proposed comic reader and the reading presentation mode. Results show that the participants found our application easy and very convenient to use.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM. IUI '20: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces The definitive version is available at: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3377325.3377510
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Tours (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 13:20

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