M. Davydov, O. Lozynska, N. Kunanets, V. Pasichnyk
Abstract. The paper examines modern ways to improve the efficiency of information perception using multimedia technology, thus ensuring the use of a powerful new tool for understanding of information by persons with various forms of nosology. The use of assistive computer technologies for people with disabilities is investigated. The peculiarities of formation of multimedia information content for users with special needs were analyzed. The digital library as a set of information technology services is proposed making multimedia information content accessible to users with various forms of nosology. It was investigated that in spite of rapid development of modern communication means and assistive technologies their use is limited for people with disabilities, in particular for hearing impaired people. Most of available technologies for hearing impaired people translate speech into text. As was shown this approach is not fairly efficient because Sign language turned out to be the most convenient way of communication for the respondents.
Key words: assistive computer technologies, multimedia, user with disabilities, digital library, information content.