Dr. Matthew Schneps is one of the most respected scientists in the research of dyslexia. He heads up Laboratory for Visual Learning, a joint program of Harvard University and University of Massachusetts Boston.
I first met Dr. Schneps at a conference about a year ago. His keynote speech talked about the importance of character spacing and line spacing in reading for people with dyslexia. Since then, I’ve met Dr. Schneps regularly and incorporated some of his research findings in Voice Dream Reader.
Dr. Schneps has dyslexia. He advocates for eReaders and likes Voice Dream Reader, but he didn’t use it himself. When I asked him about it, he said he preferred to read visually so he could quickly alter reading speed. He thought the fixed pace of text-to-speech would prevent him from pausing effortlessly to digest or reflect during reading.
This summer, while I was on vacation, I got an email from Dr. Schneps: […]