Supporting the Web Experience of Young People with Learning Disabilities
The paper describes a test setup to survey the needs of young people with learning disabilities with regard to additional functions that could support their use of the web. Via an HTML mock-up, different iconic representations of buttons to invoke these additional functions as well as different placements of the buttons were explored. Results with N=34 indicate that study participants preferred button locations on the right side of web pages and prefer icons with associative symbols and analogy symbols for text sizing functions and low-iconic images, associative symbols and arbitrary symbols for text reading functions.
KeywordsLearning disabilities special educational needs SEN button design button placement
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