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Reading Online News: A Comparison of Three Presentation Formats

By Ryan Baker, Michael Bernard, & Shannon Riley With the ever-increasing progression towards online newsletters as a principal source of information presentation, the Web has offered many opportunities as well as challenges that are unique to this environment. For instance,

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Reading from a Palm Pilot Using RSVP

By Mark C. Russell, Marilyn James & Andrea Cohlmia This study is a continuation of our ongoing research into the feasibility of using the text presentation method known as Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) as a possible means of reading

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A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts: Which is Best and When?

By Michael Bernard, Melissa Mills, Michelle Peterson, & Kelsey Storrer A general survey of the Web finds that a majority of sites use 12-point fonts (size= 3) for much, if not all of their written content. With this in mind,

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Reading with RSVP on a Small Screen: Does Font Size Matter?

By Mark Russell, John Hull, & Rose Wesley Devices with Small Screen Interfaces (SSI), such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), are in great demand due to their small size and their many functions. One important drawback, however, is the limited

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Determining the Best Online Font for Older Adults

By Michael Bernard, Corrina Liao, & Melissa Mills Studies examining the legibility of fonts on computer screens have almost exclusively investigated young to middle aged adults. However, because of many age-related factors affecting reading, one should be fairly cautious in

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