Read what is on the screen, not what you think
you wrote, so you can pick out missing, extra,
and wrong words or punctuation easily.
Ideal for proof reading;
They never laugh at your mistakes.
highlight errors, to correct later, while it
continues to read (not all text readers allow
As I need to hear and see what I am studying,
the Open University provides me with audio tapes
or CDs so I can look at the text while
I find text to speech readers work very
than books and audio tapes, you adjust the
Displaying the spoken words.
I think it's important
that a text reader should indicate
which word is being read.
Some cannot, but the quality of others
varies from disastrous to excellent.
If your Web browser is capable/allowed
to display animations the pictures
below should all be actively moving.
I hope that seeing so much
movement does not cause you too much
If you cannot look at it,
imagine what it would be like to look
at for hours while you study.
It is very good for me to see the
words as they are read,
helps my, understanding, memory,
reading and spelling.
the colour of the word I am focusing
on, as it is read, is tiring.
Changing both the
colours of the word and background is
likely to be very stressful.
Changing both the
colour and the background colour of the
first letter only
is the worst method I have seen.
It separates the first letter from the
word so it cannot
possibly help with spelling or reading.
ReadPlease is the only text reader
that I have found where the
word I am focusing on does not change
in any way.
as I am not focusing on the
background, so its colour change, (as
much or as little as I need) does not
cause any stress.
I could not find any where you could
choose the colours, font and shape.
So I built DixiReader myself, so
that you can make these changes very
It has been thoroughly tested by my
dyslexic friends in Somerset.
It is FREE at DixiReader®