Vision and Dyslexia: What is it About?By Litterick, Ian; James, Abi; Dyslexic.com,
Publication Date: April 2005
Article discusses how people with dyslexia can benefit from the use of colored overlays when reading, and discusses how visual stress problems could be mistaken for dyslexia. Visual stress disorder, or Mears/Irlen syndrome, is characterized by a high instance of glare experienced when reading. Colored overlays are sheets of transparent vinyl that can be placed over a page. These devices can help to reduce glare, and allow people to read for longer periods at a much faster rate. For people who use computers, a program called ReadAble allows the user to choose the colors that best suit the user. ReadAble works with most Windows programs, including Microsoft Word and most web browsers. The program also allows the user to adjust font, text size, and word/letter spacing.
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