A dyslexic programmer at Google, Charles Douglas-Osborn, has created a dyslexia-friendly extension for Google Chrome that will help facilitate internet usage for those struggling with reading.
The extension currently allows users to:
- Read text out by underlining each word (when selected)
- Change white backgrounds to pastel colours
- A range of dyslexia-friendly font replacements on websites
- An empathy section which uses a new font (DyslexiaView) to make capital letters harder to read and a way to jumble letters on the page, to help convey to friends and family how difficult reading content can be for those with reading difficulties
Charles would love any feedback and suggestions you have. You can download the extension here http://www.dyslexiaextension.com/ to try for yourself, or to use with your struggling reader.