Many dyslexic and most visually impaired people will have a problem reading, they can find it difficult to focus on and track text.
RM Education plc, parent company behind TTS, has unveiled a new product designed to help this group to use e-readers or more specifically the market leading Kindle Keyboard 3G.
The “READRight” was the winning entry in RM’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year competition and was designed by TTS employee John Hampton, a Quality Control Administrator.
READRight, is an innovative leather style protective cover to fit the Kindle keyboard 3G e-reader, with a built-in coloured screen filter. There are three models in the range each having a different coloured screen that changes the background colour, for example; black text with a yellow background, (also available in Green and Pink).
These coloured filters are proven to help people with visual impairments track and focus more easily when reading e-books, reducing visual stress.
With one in ten people diagnosed with dyslexia and one in thirty having some form of visual impairment. READRight has the potential to enable millions to take advantage of having a (virtual) “library in your pocket.”
READRight’s inventor John Hampton said: “I saw a gap in the market when I discovered that there was nothing like READRight available for people with visual impairments, like dyslexia, who want to use electronic reading devices. It’s been proven to work on hard copy books but there was nothing for e-readers. READRight is appealing because it is inclusive – people who may have thought e-books weren’t for them can now take advantage of the same technology as everyone else. It’s amazing to think that what was a passing thought when watching telly last year is now a product about to be launched to a global marketplace, thanks to TTS and RM’s commitment to innovation.”
Available in a range of three colours, READRight for the Kindle Keyboard 3G is available via Amazon priced at £12.99. Or buy the READRight direct from TTS. With the additional benefit that they look cool and protect your Kindle’s screen.
READRight could become this season’s must-have e-reader accessory, whether you need one or not.