Television captions for hearing-impaired people: A study of key factors that affect reading

Thorn, Frank; Thorn, Sondra
September 1996
Human Factors;Sep1996, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p452
Academic Journal
Examines how caption presentation rate, small amounts of induced dioptic blur and English learned as a second language affect the reading performance of good readers. Disruption of reading performance as a result of fastest text rate and small amounts of blur; Role of refractive error of the observers in the ability to read blurred captions.


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