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Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop.

All this week we're looking at accessibility and how technology is helping people with disabilities approach their lives in new ways. Today's installment starts with an anomaly: a Harvard professor who doesn't like to read -- at least not until recently.

Dr. Matt Schneps is an astrophysicist who suffers from dyslexia, and he's published a study this summer with some surprising findings. It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a  tiny one -- might actually help people like Schneps with speed and focus.

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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech.
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So glad to see you doing this series on assistive technologies! We do a weekly podcast on the latest news in the field of Assistive Technology and would love for you to listen: www.AssistiveTechnologyUpdate.com

Thanks again for all you're doing!

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