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Improving Legibility of User Interfaces for Low Vision Conditions with a Crowdsource Platform

Biliktü, Murathan (2023) Improving Legibility of User Interfaces for Low Vision Conditions with a Crowdsource Platform. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Biliktü, Murathan

The growing importance of inclusive design solutions has prompted this study
examining typography legibility and its impact on accessibility for users with low vision conditions. Focusing on factors such as typographic form, letter spacing, and font size, this research seeks to understand the unique demands of low vision individuals and how typography and user interface design can be adapted to improve legibility and accessibility. Previous research has provided insights into various aspects of typography legibility, but a comprehensive approach addressing the specific needs of low vision users has been lacking. This study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by deconstructing user interfaces (UI) and analyze the fundamental elements affecting legibility. By examining various UI elements and their relationship to text, this research offers personalized, integrated solutions for individuals to tailor websites to their unique needs.
The proposed platform differentiates itself from existing accessibility overlays (additional software that is intended to detect and address web accessibility issues on web sites) by emphasizing personalization based on individual preferences, leveraging crowdsourcing to create a variety of modification options. Although the proposal's primary focus is on low vision, it has the potential to assist a wide range of users with various needs. Despite some limitations and challenges faced during the project, this study provides insights into the factors contributing to the legibility of various typefaces, emphasizing the importance of customization to cater to specific needs. Future research should continue to explore these factors, further promoting a more inclusive approach to typography in diverse UI contexts.

Date: May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: crowdsource, user interface, user experience, UX, UI, fonts, typeface, font, low vision, legibility, accessibility, overlay
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 14:33
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 14:33
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4032

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