A system and method are disclosed for a sensory-friendly mode in a mobile device. The system allows users to adjust the display, sound or haptic feedback output of the device to optimize the ability of users to consume the information provided by the device. The system may vary the amount of visual complexity for display based on the user needs, either by blurring the screen to eliminate hard edges, making the unimportant areas of the screen entirely invisible or by applying time-based filters to prevent animations or prevent screen flickering. The system may adjust audio volume automatically when a volume change is detected. The system may ramp up haptic vibrations slowly to avoid startling a sensitive user. The system is intended to make a device much more usable to users with special needs (e.g. autistic users).
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Weaver, Philip and Salau, Tim, "Sensory-Friendly Mode For Mobile Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 14, 2017)