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.