Reformat displayed text to facilitate reading
Reformat text using CSS or other methods to make it more easily readable, both by human readers and by screen readers. This feature may also remove images and other distractions.
Discussion by Disabilities
Reformatting text can make it easier to read and understand with a machine screen reader.
Reformatting text can make it easier to read with low vision, removing un-needed elements of the User Interface.
Certain text formatting methods, such as breaking up lines or staggering text in certain ways, may be easier to read.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
- Web Access Gateway – U.of Cambridge, Silas Brown
Free, not necessarily open source
These products are free to use, but may have strict restrictions on viewing and modifying source code.
- Accessibility Internet (ai) Browser for Multimedia – IBM
- MathPlayer – Design Science
- WebVisum – WebVisum
- Readability – Arc90
Commercial, with free trial
- Live Ink – Walker Reading Technologies
Commercial, no free trial
These products must be purchased to be used, and did not offer free trials at the time of posting.
Related Research and Papers
- A methodological approach for designing and developing web-based inventories of mobile Assistive Technology applications- Alexandros Pino, Paraskevi Riga
- Audio-responsive visual display system incorporating audio and digital information segmentation and coordination- Paul E Goldsberry
- Transformation of a Document into Interactive Media Content- Jun Xiao, Jiajian Chen, Jian Fan, Eamonn O'Brien-Strain
- Reformatting Text for Learners with Disabilities- Suzy Stueben, Edward L. Vockell
- User interface for a resource search tool- Natasa Milic-Frayling, Ralph Sommerer