The Grayout Application: Exposing Relevant Information in a News Web Page

M. Obradovic and M. Hoffman (USA)


Internet Tools, Content outlining, eliminating clutter,exposing relevant content, magnifying content, page realestate usage, visually impaired


The Grayout application resolves problem of clutter in a news web page. It identifies area of the page that contains core content. This relevant content is exposed and highlighted, while all the clutter in the page is sent to the background and grayed out. Core content is easily readable, and can be magnified to help visually impaired users. Percentage of page used for content vs. clutter is displayed for informational purposes related to how well the news web page is utilized.

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