An empirical investigation of ways in which some of the problems encountered by some dyslexics may be alleviated using computer techniques

P. Gregor, A.F. Newell

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    Abstract

    This research describes the development of a highly configurable word processing environment to alleviate some of the difficulties encountered by dyslexics when producing and reading text. It also describes a pragmatic, empirical methodology, closely involving dyslexic users, which has proved highly effective. All dyslexic subjects tested were able to use the software to identify and store a configuration of background and foreground colour, text typeface and font, and spacing between characters, words and lines which they found easier to read than the default settings. Successful tests were also carried out to investigate the use of different appearances (font, colour etc.) to alleviate character recognition and reversal problems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages85-91
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
    Event4th International Conference on Assistive Technology - Arlington, United States
    Duration: 13 Nov 200015 Nov 2000

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Assistive Technology
    Abbreviated titleASSETS 2000
    CountryUnited States
    CityArlington
    Period13/11/0015/11/00

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    Gregor, P., & Newell, A. F. (2000). An empirical investigation of ways in which some of the problems encountered by some dyslexics may be alleviated using computer techniques. 85-91. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Assistive Technology , Arlington, United States.