Accessing the smallest targets in mainstream interfaces using gaze alone is difficult, but interface tools that effectively increase the size of selectable objects can help. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework to organize existing tools and guide the development of new tools. We designed a discrete zoom tool and conducted a proof-of-concept experiment to test the potential of the framework and the tool. Our tool was as fast as and more accurate than the currently available two-step magnification tool. Our framework shows potential to guide the design, development, and testing of zoom tools to facilitate the accessibility of mainstream interfaces for gaze users.
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