Easy Reading is a software tool to support the cognitive accessibility of web contents. This enables people with cognitive disabilities to read, understand and use the web in a better way
Independent access to webpages is often difficult or impossible for people with cognitive disabilities.
Easy Reading, a software tool supporting cognitive accessibility of web content, enables people with cognitive disabilities to better read, understand and use web pages through functionalities such as:
- Adjustment of layout and structure of webpages,
- Explanation/Annotation of web content with symbols, videos or pictures,
- Automatic/supported modification of web content, e.g. by translating into plain language or easy2read.
The guiding inclusive principle of Easy Reading is to keep the user as much as possible focused on the original content and to give support only when the user needs or wants it.
People with cognitive disabilities learn to cope with original content by selecting the support needed or through Tracking methods, e.g. eye tracking, which automatically identifies if and where a user needs support on a web page.
Easy Reading stores interaction preferences in a profile to better adapt web content to personal needs.
In the Easy Reading project people with cognitive disabilities and software engineers work together using an innovative inclusive R&D method.