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As advancements in technology play an increasing role in people's lives, news resources have a variety of platforms to circulate information. Many news sources disseminate information through written or printed material. People with blindness or visual impairments do not have easy access to local printed news. Audio Journal is a nonprofit radio reading service based in Worcester, MA that provides local news to blind and visually impaired people in the Central Massachusetts region. Over the past three years, three groups of students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) developed and expanded upon an iOS application for Audio Journal to help the organization provide their listeners with a simple way to access live broadcasts and archived program recordings. Since the app was created for iOS users, Audio Journal listeners who use Android devices could not access the organization’s services through an app. Over the span of 21 weeks, our project group set out to create a similar Audio Journal app for Android devices to provide easy access to Android users. We researched Android accessibility features, such as TalkBack, Magnification, and Text Size, that would help Audio Journal users navigate the app. We also conducted user tests to ensure the app experience performed smoothly. The app is currently available on the Google Play Store to download.
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