eBooks are awesome -- all those bells and whistles, videos, links to click, buttons!
They're not so awesome if you're one of the millions of people who have dyslexia or another language-based learning disability.
CanRead extracts a stream of text from an e-book and hands it to Spritz, a technology that shows one word at a time, with one letter highlighted at the optimal recognition point to help a reader quickly grasp each word.
Want to try CanRead? See the CanRead project site.
How CanRead Was Created
CanRead was created at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Creative Codefest, a hackathon that took place in Boston, MA on June 26 and 27, 2015.