Math 7-9

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Visual Reading Aids


Visual supports, like text magnification, colored overlays, and guided reading strip, help students focus and properly track as they read. Finding the right visual reading aid for students can help support Visual Processing and increase their speed of reading, particularly for those with Vision needs.

Use It in the Classroom

Starting at 13:40, watch how this teacher explains how to use color overlays to support students who have a difficult time reading with white backgrounds. Providing reading aids allows for equitable access to the content material and therefore to successful academic experiences.

  • Teachers can support students with visual difficulties by introducing simple visual reading aids that make the text more accessible and readable to them, which helps focus their Attention appropriately.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how BeeLine Reader uses color and focus to support fluent reading. By adding a color gradient from one line to another, learners can read with greater fluency and accuracy.

  • Developers can make reading more accessible to different kinds of learners by adding options like text magnification or colored overlays to their screens. They can also create highlighting or color tools to support tracking when reading. These options are especially common in digital books but can also be used for math problems with text.
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