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7 June 2004 Reading performance with large fonts on high-resolution displays
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Proceedings Volume 5292, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IX; (2004)
Event: Electronic Imaging 2004, 2004, San Jose, California, United States
Reading is a fundamental task and skill in many environments including business, education, and the home. Today, reading often occurs on electronic displays in addition to traditional hard copy media such as books and magazines, presenting issues of legibility and other factors that can affect human performance [1]. In fact, the transition to soft copy media for text images is often met with worker complaints about their vision and comfort while reading [2-6]. Careful comparative evaluations of reading performance across hard and soft copy device types are rare, even though they are clearly important given the rapid and substantial improvements in soft copy devices available in the marketplace over the last 5 years. To begin to fill this evaluation gap, we compared reading performance on three different soft copy devices and traditional paper. This study does not investigate comfort factors such as display location, seating comfort, and more general issues of lighting, rather we focus instead on a narrow examination of reading performance differences across display types when font sizes are large.
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Maureen K. Powers, James O. Larimer, Jennifer Gille, and Hsien-Chang Liu "Reading performance with large fonts on high-resolution displays", Proc. SPIE 5292, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IX, (7 June 2004);

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