Faculty Advisor

Djamasbi, Soussan

Abstract

As the Internet grows and information becomes increasingly available online, the web needs to become accessible to everyone, including people with cognitive disabilities, who may not be able to fully or easily access all that the Internet offers. In order to address this issue, we worked alongside UMass Medical School to develop a set of easy to follow guidelines to simplify text passages using plain language standards. Utilizing eye tracking technologies we were able to measure the effectiveness and engagement of reading simplified text. Our project will aid the overall efforts of text simplification for web accessibility through our developed simplification process and supporting results.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Management Information Systems

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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