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Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia

Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | AdLit |

"As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension."

Via Beth Dichter
Heather MacDonald's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:20 AM

I love these kinds of advances.  For those of us who know of people who've struggled with language learning challenges this is a great discovery. Language leaning problems create way too many other personal and social problems for children who then grow to be adults with problems unless they are diagnosed and helped.

Way to go Smithsonian researchers!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:41 PM

The wonders of modern technology never cease!

LS5043-2014's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:34 PM

Important evidence re: usefulness of e-readers to underserved library populations.

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Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading [INFOGRAPHIC] | AdLit |
The tactile pleasure of worn pages between your fingers is hard to replace. But when it comes to encouraging people to embrace the written word, e-readers trump their physical counterparts.

Before you scoff, consider this: From December 2011 to January 2012, e-reader ownership nearly doubled, from 10 percent to 19 percent, among American adults. And that stunning surge in just one month’s time doesn’t even account for tablets or other mobile electronic devices people use to read books and longform content. Worldwide, meanwhile, e-reader sales rose by nearly 3 million between 2010 and 2011.

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Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective'

Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective' | AdLit |
Short lines of text increase reading speed and comprehension in some readers with dyslexia, research suggests.

Via GoogleLitTrips Reading List
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:56 AM

The bottom line re: paper vs. digital reading for educators?


Our preferences are irrelevant. Our students' preferences and needs are supremely relevant.


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"Google Lit Trips" is the official business name of GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit



Artur Zygmunt's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:37 PM

Nic w tym dziwnego. Guru copywritingu już dawno temu zbadali, że tekst w wąskiej kolumnie jest znacznie czytelniejszy niż w szerokiej (przy okazji jest bardziej motywujący do czytania, bo sprawia wrażenie krótszego).
Do tego dochodzi wielkość czcionki, odpowiedni kontrast między tłem a czcionką oraz częstsze podziały na akapity.

Formatowanie typowej książki może i pomaga utrzymaś koszty druku w ryzach, ale na pewno nie sprzyja czytelnictwu.

Dobrze, że wychodzimy z ery książek drukowanych. Czytanie na e-czytnikach może być znacznie szybsze, gdy połączy się dobre praktyki copywritingu z technikami szybkiego czytania.