Calibre Future Technologies and Website Improvement Project

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1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1 Calibre Future Technologies and Website Improvement Project Francis Barnhart Glenn Donovan James Poon

2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2 Project Goals Identify useful current and future adaptive technologies Recommend a course of action Implement improvements to the current website

3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3 Topics of Discussion Background Information Methodology Conclusions Questions and Comments

4. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4 Background Visually Impaired Persons Information Technologies Website design Organizations Calibre Cassette Library Demographics

5. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5 Visually Impaired Persons Problems

6. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 6 Information Technologies Braille Voice Synthesis eBooks Compressed Audio Voice Recognition

7. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 7 AT&T Text to Speech Hello. My name is Jerry. What is your name? “The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten.” - Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 8 Microsoft Reader Most prominent Usable Accessible

9. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 9 Small Font

10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 10 Large Font

11. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 11 Website Design World Wide Web Consortium The ‘Right Thing’ Smart Business

12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 12 Inaccessible

13. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 13 Accessible

14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 14 Organizations NLS Talking book service in the U.S. Researching future technologies RNIB Largest service in U.K. Researching future technologies

15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 15 Calibre Accessible media Prompt and personal service Large user base Widen user base

16. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 16 Demographics Current demographics Trends

17. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 17 Methodology Research Familiarization with Calibre Focus groups Planning groups Website design Website usability tests

18. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18 Questions and Comments Questions and comments are welcome

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