Improving the Web Browsing Environment for Dyslexics
According to an IBM white paper, dyslexia may affect as much as 6-10% of the population. In researching ways to enhance its Easy Web Browsing software (EWB) for learning-disabled users, IBM identified several kinds of supporting functions that were helpful to users with different forms of dyslexia. The supporting functions fall into three main categories.
Category 1: Functions that support visual/perceptual clarity
Category 2: Functions that support the user's grasp of character phonology
Category 3: Features that help users understand the meaning of text
EWB was found to increase both reading speed and ease of reading for participants in the study.