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ERIC Number: EJ849485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
A Study of Multifunctional Document Centers that Are Accessible to People Who Are Visually Impaired
Huffman, Lee A.; Uslan, Mark M.; Burton, Darren M.; Eghtesadi, Caesar
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v103 n4 p223-229 Apr 2009
The capabilities of modern photocopy machines have advanced beyond the simple duplication of documents. In addition to the standard functions of copying, collating, and stapling, such machines can be a part of telecommunication networks and provide printing, scanning, faxing, and e-mailing functions. No longer just copy machines, these devices are more aptly described as multifunctional document centers. In recent years, Canon and Xerox have introduced multifunctional document centers that provide accessibility features. Although they provide a similar level of access, these manufacturers use different product architecture to address the requirements of accessible design. This report presents an evaluation of the accessibility and usability of the access solutions for people who are visually impaired of Canon's and Xerox's multifunctional document centers. It also takes the first steps in addressing the lack of a display standard for small visual displays, such as those used in both multifunctional document centers described in this report, and investigates how to optimize for people with visual impairments the parameters of designs of such displays. (Contains 2 boxes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1998