RocketReader as a Reading Aid for Visually Impaired
the fact that reading off computer screen should be made comfortable for
readers with varying degrees of visual ability, RocketReader offers a
number of special options to accommodate the needs of readers with visual
software uses the following special features and techniques to
make reading easier for people with low vision and other categories of
visually impaired readers:
The Speed Training exercise allows
the user to view the reading in large text without added screen enlargement.
The user also has full control over the speed at which the text is displayed,
and over the number of words displayed at a time. This feature will
benefit readers with low vision. (Click on the thumbnail below to see
a larger image.)
a limited number of words at a time. Flash,
Grouping and Speed
Training components all use the principle of displaying a limited
number of words (starting with one word) at a time. The effect is similar
to that of the screen enlargers (or screen magnifiers) reading
aids. In combination with the ability to set up comfortable exercising
speeds, this increases legibility for some categories of visually impaired
selection of fonts.
You can select fonts that are comfortable for you in all RocketReader
exercises, and even in popup dialogs. You can also select the line spacing
e.g. 1.5 spacing or 2 spacing, further improving legibility.
Readings displaying Text Only version of Web sites (RocketReader
Professional feature). Web sites of your choice can be loaded into RocketReader
to be displayed in the Grouping,
Speed Training and
Readings components. The Web sites
will be displayed in the Text Only mode, with the information about
graphics and other non-text elements kept to minimum.
colored texts and backgrounds.
In addition to choosing from a variety of templates for exercising,
RocketReader allows you to pick from a palette of contrast colors, or
even set your own custom colors! This feature will be of use to color
blind readers and readers with low vision.
control over exercising speeds.
You have full control over the speed at which the text is displayed
in any of the RocketReader components.
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