I find reading slow and difficult, this reduces
my understanding of written text!
Listening instead of reading is easier but, like
most people, I forget most of what I hear.
Remember the old
To hear is to forget,
to see is to remember,
to do is to know.
See and listen.
When I listen to
cassettes or CDs I look at the printed text
Usually books read for the blind have index
marks for you to find your place, but this needs
a specialised player. Beware some audio books
have background music that is very distracting
to some of us, while others are shorter than the
- I concentrate on the information,
- Listen to pronunciation,
- Don't miss out lines.
- Visualise the layout, like an index.
Text readers (text on computer screens.)
I find text readers
better than cassettes or CDs if they indicate
each word as it is being read. The voices
of some free versions are a bit "machine like"
but good enough to use before paying £30 for a
I use a text reader to;
Unlike the "real live person" proof reader they
- Read all that is on my computer.
- Proof read.
- Check e-mails before I send them.
- Hear if it sounds sensible.
- Spot missing or wrong, words and