Low vision research project
Principal investigator: Dr. Wayne Dick; Research advisor: Dr. Kim Vu; Research associate
and webmaster: Tom Jewett; Researchers: Blake Arnsdorff (part 1), Elyse Hallett, Zach Roberts, John Sweet,
Mei Ling Chan (part 2);
Research associate (parts 2 & 3): Dr. Alvaro Monge.
Research conducted at the California State University Long Beach, Center for Usability
in Design and Accessibility (CUDA).
Used to run task pages in sequence.
- setup: run on first call to master page
- reconfig: run in the middle of each sequence
- finish: run at the end of each sequence
These are the types of pages that participants use during the run.
- orientation: allows the researcher to adjust screen distance and text size to
accommodate participant's visual acuity.
- reading (short and long versions): simulates a typical comprehension question from standardized
tests. In study part 1, formatted to mimic exactly the line-numbered printed test format; in part 2,
re-formatted in paragraphs for online use by all readers (fully sighted or low vision).
- Part 1 of study only:
- dataentry: simulates a typical online order entry form.
- graph: simulates a typical math question from standardized tests.
- postal: simulates a reading comparison test that is given to applicants for U.S. Postal