e-readers help dyslexics read

The Stull Telegram

Using an e-reader may help some dyslexicstudents understand what they read, researchers at Harvard University argue.

In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that a group of dyslexic teenagers showed greater reading comprehension when using an e-reader than when reading  from regular paper based systems. The e-reader was formatted to display around nine lines of text on the screen at a time, with only two or three words in each line, leaving fewer visual distractions and obviously large margins. The authors concluded that this improvement  was because  reduced distractions and that the page was easier to scan.

This is similar to the speed reading apps on Android these days.  There is also a site that gives you a whole speed reading course with its app called Spreeder CX, but the problem there you literally have to read or at least the first few pages…

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