Developing e-reader application solutions for persons with Multiple Sclerosis
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Type of Work91 leaves
DepartmentUniversity of Baltimore. School of Information Arts and Technologies
ProgramUniversity of Baltimore. Master of Science in Information Design and Information Architecture
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People with Multiple Sclerosis may suffer from fatigue, painful muscle spasms, and decreased coordination that may increase the difficulty of simple tasks such as holding a newspaper or turning a page in a book. Although there are many assistive technologies for persons with disabilities available, none are so accessible as iPads and Tablets. I intend to use these available technologies to design and research an e-reader application for persons with disabilities. By utilizing swipe technologies and employing universal design, a better e-reader may be sufficient for a betterment of life. To test this hypothesis, my goal was to research, design, and test an e-reader application with additional interactivity by adding hand gesture input for decreased motor functions, variable color and text characteristics for visual deterioration, and a customized interface and interaction for cognitive function corrosion.