Effects of the Use of Enlarged Font Size, Magnifier, and Adapted Computer Technologies on Reading Speeds of Students with Visual Impairments


Teymen H. I. , Ozdemir S.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, cilt.16, sa.3, ss.195-214, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1501/ozlegt_0000000229
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.195-214

Özet

Reading is one of the most important skills for children to acquire knowledge. But individuals with low vision may have difficulties in reading and may need additional support and adaptations. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of enlarged font size, magnifier, and adapted computer technologies in increasing reading speeds of students with visual impairments. The participants of the study were three 4th grade students with low vision who enrolled in an elementary school for students with visual impairments located in Ankara. Participating three students, two females and one male, displayed reading speeds at the classroom level. An Alternating Treatment Design was used in the study. Study results showed that the most effective treatment for three participants was the use of magnifier. Study findings were discussed, suggestions for future research and practice were provided.