Visibility Vol 8 Issue 3, 2014

Evaluation of a Google Glass App for Smartphone Screen Zoom

Screen magnification is one of the main accessibility features used by many low-vision smartphone users. However, due to the limited screen size, interacting with magnified displays may be challenging, as the users can frequently lose context. We have developed a Google Glass app that can receive screen images of a smart phone in real time via Bluetooth connection and project the images on the Glass display in a magnified scale such that, instead of scrolling with fingers on the phone touch screen, the users could move their heads to access different screen locations. A preliminary evaluation was conducted to evaluate this technique to be used in future as a visual aid.

A person helping another person with a reading aide

Well-Being and Mental Health Factors among Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Visual Impairments

Callie Victor, PhD, OTR/L, CLA; Matthew Haase, MS, OTR/L, ATC; Michael Bown; Lindsey Bates, OTR; Michael Centra, OTR/L; Jaclyn Sachleben; Elizabeth Tyson; Michelle Gamber, DrPH; Suleiman Alibhai

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Patient with Stand Magnifier

Stand Magnifier Optical Strategies

Gregg Baldwin, OD

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Man using magnifier on glasses

Characteristics of Older Bioptic Drivers: Effects of Increasing Age on Driving Safety

Bradley E. Dougherty, OD, PhD

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