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E-readers Help Dyslexic Students
2013-09-19 06:12:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online E-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook, are more effective than paper for those with dyslexia. Less than an issue of the electronic screen, researchers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and elsewhere say the shortened lines of text often found in e-books are less likely to become jumbled in a person’s mind. As the text becomes easier to read, those who may have had difficulty before walk...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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