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Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

Ben Johnson Aug 21, 2013
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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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