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Updated 19 September 2013

E-readers benefit some with dyslexia

People with dyslexia may find short lines of text, such as used on e-readers, easier to decipher.

E-readers such as Kindles, Nooks and Kobos can make reading easier for some people with dyslexia, according to a new study.

Dyslexia is a reading disability that affects as many as one in five Americans.

For this study, the researchers compared the reading comprehension and speed of more than 100 dyslexic high school students when they read text on paper and e-readers.

The US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about dyslexia.

Picture e-reader from Shutterstock.


 
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