HOW IT WORKS
Click the 'Download Now' button on your laptop or desktop.
Once installed, the Dyslex.ie logo will be in the top right of your browser.
Open your desired website and click our logo in the top right of your browser.
Everyone dyslexia is different so we have created this initial survey that will automatically select the features to maximise your reading ability.
Change The Web
Now that you‘re ready to read the web, why not try out some of our additional reading tools that can be found on the sidebar.
Dyslexie’s story began back in 2018 when we discovered dyslexia-friendly books. They had a wider line and word spacing, bigger font size, and a pale yellow background. Although beneficial, our needs assessment outlined the flaws of unmodifiable printed books. At Dyslex.ie, we asked ourselves, how can we provide customised support to the dyslexia community?
Dyslex.ie leverages the affordances of technology to provide customised solutions for people with dyslexia, in a user-friendly way. Firstly, users complete an online questionnaire, which identifies the exact modifications that will maximise the user experience. With this data, the software automatically tailors the visual and textual formatting of any web page, for every single user. Dyslex.ie customise the background colour, line-spacing, font style and size to enhance users’ reading experience. It also offers syllable-splitting, word-to-image functionality, and paragraph delineation. The result; users’ reading speed and accuracy. This saves time, promotes confidence, fosters personal agency, and greatly empowers our users!
The software features have been informed by best practise and guided by an ongoing review of international peer-reviewed research and primary research in the form of user feedback. We have also collaborated with leading experts in the field, such as Dr Rosie Bissett, CEO of Dyslexia Association Ireland, and Dr Ellen Reynor in the DCU School of Inclusive and Special Education. This ensures the highest standards possible.
Dublin City University Glasnevin, Dublin 9