Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

In Denmark, digitization has led to the decline of the “talking newspaper” compact disc (CD) mailing system, resulting in an information gap for the visually impaired. Sponsored by the Danish Association of the Blind (DAB), this report aims to recommend approaches for the timely distribution of DAISY formatted current information to the visually impaired. By communicating with various organizations and conducting a device evaluation with the visually impaired themselves, we recommended a multi-system approach with calling, assistive technology (AT), and smartphone compatibility, an active teaching and awareness program, and a collaboration between organizations for distributing current information effectively to the visually impaired.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

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