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Audio Journal App Continuation


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As our society continues to modernize, we become more reliant on the internet and technology for the distribution of news. This presents several unique challenges for blind, visually impaired, or any other print disabled consumers. While national news agencies provide resources for these individuals, it is much more difficult to get access to the local news. Audio Journal is a nonprofit radio reading service located in Worcester, MA. Their goal is to deliver local news to the visually impaired, who usually have no way of receiving it on their own. Last year, a group of 3 students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) created an iOS application for Audio Journal to help the organization modernize and expand to a larger audience. The goal of this project was to improve and expand upon the work done by another MQP team last year. We developed several new features to improve the overall usability of the app, including new media player screens with different playback options, and improvements to searching for programs. We also conducted extensive testing with current users of the Audio Journal App to improve upon the features we have developed. Last year's team created a great foundation to improve upon.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-030422-161204
  • 49551
  • 2022
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  • 2022-03-04
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