The smaller the screen the easier the book is to read?

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

An interesting revelation that people with dyslexia, those who have difficulty with reading comprehension, may find perusing an ebook easier if they are using a device with the same screen dimensions as an iPhone:

So why I had found it easier to read from my iPhone? First, an ordinary page of text is split into about four pages. The spacing seems generous and because of this I don’t get lost on the page. Second, the handset’s brightness makes it easier to take in words. “Many dyslexics have problems with ‘crowding’, where they’re distracted by the words surrounding the word they’re trying to read,” says John Stein, Professor of Neuroscience at Oxford University and chair of the Dyslexia Research Trust. “When reading text on a small phone, you’re reducing the crowding effect.”

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