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dc.contributor.advisorSummers, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorLivingston, Esti
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Baltimore. School of Information Arts and Technologiesen_US
dc.contributor.programUniversity of Baltimore. Master of Science in Information Design and Information Architectureen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T19:55:28Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T19:55:28Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.descriptionM.S. -- University of Baltimore, 2012en_US
dc.descriptionThesis submitted to the School of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Information Design and Information Architecture.en_US
dc.description.abstractPeople 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.en_US
dc.format.extent91 leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.genrethesesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M29R7P
dc.identifier.otherLivingston_baltimore_0942N_10037
dc.identifier.otherUB_2012_Livingston_E
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3730
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis item may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is made available by the University of Baltimore for non-commercial research and educational purposes.en_US
dc.subjecte-readersen_US
dc.subjectgesture inputen_US
dc.subjecthand-helden_US
dc.subjectiPaden_US
dc.subjectmobile deviceen_US
dc.subjectMultiple Scleroisen_US
dc.subject.lcshApplication softwareen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectronic book readersen_US
dc.subject.lcshiPad (Computer)en_US
dc.subject.lcshTablet computersen_US
dc.subject.lcshMultiple sclerosisen_US
dc.titleDeveloping e-reader application solutions for persons with Multiple Sclerosisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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