LENS is a suite of tools that helps dyslexics overcome their fear of reading by removing reading obstacles and providing additional ancillaries. The suite contains an online plugin, an offline reader, a set of bookmarks and a cell phone case.
The LENS plugin transforms your daily digital reading into a clean reading mode with just one click! It allows you to apply a digital highlighter to small amounts of text. The offline reader converts seemingly endless word documents, emails and PDFs as well. The physical bookmark acts similarly to the plugin by letting the user move it up and down a page of a book. The phone case has a colored translucent band across the top of the phone that allows the user to slide it down when reading.
LENS is available for both Chinese and English readers and will soon be available to download from the Google chrome store.
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