TAGLab, University of Toronto
I was involved in coding and research for the Accessible Large-Print Listening and Talking E-book project at the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab.
The ALLT e-book is an iPad app that builds on the capabilities of standard e-book readers by adding the ability to synchronize an audio recording of a user reading with the text. Originally conceived to enable visually impaired users to re-experience a reading session with a loved one through replaying the recording, ALLT has been expanded to serve the needs of individuals with a wide variety of sensory and fine motor impairments. Evaluation of the platform with a pilot participant with Multiple Sclerosis led to an improved interface and contributed to our understanding of accessibility in reading.