Technologies for Persons with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability with neurological origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. In some literature, dyslexia is referred to as a specific reading disability and dys-graphia as its writing manifestation only. Here we follow the standard definitions of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), where dyslexia is listed as a reading and spelling disorder (ICD-10) or a reading disorder and a disorder of written expression (DSM-IV).

Since dyslexia is a learning disability that affects language, the available technologies can be divided into tools to assist reading, tools to assist writing, and other tools to support people with dyslexia. We selected ...

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