Who would benefit from a program such as AVoS?
There are different reasons why people engage with vocabulary study in the first place. Young persons might have to learn vocabulary as part of their school curriculum while older persons might choose to learn vocabulary to improve their language skills. This is why AVoS supports two types of vocabulary learners: those who participate in a language course and those who study a foreign language autonomously.
In terms of accessibility it is important to consider two factors, the degree of the visual impairment and whether or not users know the braille script. AVoS distinguishes three user groups (1) low vision, (2) no vision but good knowledge of braille, (3) no vision and no knowledge of braille. They access the computer with a screen magnifier, a braille display or a screen reader. The user interface should be designed specifically to be accessed auditorily, haptic or visually magnified.
AVoS aims to address the specific needs of this diverse target group. Please click below to learn more about the features within the program. [Which features are important within the design of AVoS?]