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From: E.A. Draffan
Date: Apr 26, 2012 2:45PM


I thought this might be useful - On slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/luzrello/rellokanvindebaezaw4a2012

Luz Rello, Gaurang Kanvinde & Ricardo Baeza Yates-Layout Guidelines for Web Text and a Web Service to Improve Accessibility for Dyslexics-W4a2012
by Luz Rello on Apr 17, 2012

"In this paper, we offer set of guidelines and a web service that presents Web texts in a more accessible way to people with dyslexia. The layout guidelines for developing this service are based on a user study with a group of twenty two dyslexic users. The data collected from our study combines qualitative data from interviews and questionnaires and quantitative data from tests carried out using eye tracking. We analyze and compare both kinds of data and present a set of layout guidelines for making the text Web more readable for dyslexic users. To the best of our knowledge, our methodology for defining dyslexic-friendly guidelines and our web service are novel."

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