Text Simplification to Help Individuals with Low Vision Read More Fluently

LREC 2020 Lauren SauvanNatacha StolowyCarlos AguilarThomas Fran{\c{c}}oisN{\'u}ria GalaFr{\'e}d{\'e}ric MatontiEric CastetAur{\'e}lie Calabr{\`e}se

The objective of this work is to introduce text simplification as a potential reading aid to help improve the poor reading performance experienced by visually impaired individuals. As a first step, we explore what makes a text especially complex when read with low vision, by assessing the individual effect of three word properties (frequency, orthographic similarity and length) on reading speed in the presence of Central visual Field Loss (CFL)... (read more)

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