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Assistive Technology (AT) Workshop Series: BeeLine Reader

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Feb 4 2019

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) WORKSHOP SERIES:

BeeLine Reader

 

Nick Lum, CEO and founder, will be discussing and demoing BeeLine Reader, a tool for facilitating reading on screens.

 

BeeLine Reader is a tool that makes reading on-screen easier, faster, and more accessible. Instead of displaying text in black, BeeLine uses eye-guiding color gradients, which pull your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. This assists with visual tracking and can help you focus better and read more easily. 

 

BeeLine was originally designed as a speed-reading tool and has been featured on Lifehacker, Hacker News, and other similar sites. However, BeeLine’s biggest benefits accrue to people who find reading challenging because of visual differences, dyslexia, or ADHD. In this context, BeeLine is a valuable assistive technology and has been widely adopted. BeeLine’s tools are available for mobile devices, web browsers, PDFs, and ebooks, and have won awards from the United Nations and the Tech Museum of Innovation because of their impact on literacy and accessibility.

 

This event is open to the entire Stanford community; no prior experience using assistive technology required.

 

Monday, Feb 4th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Student Services Building, 1st Floor | 563 Salvatierra Walk