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Olivia Reader

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Olivia Reader helps web surfers tackle Dyslexia. * Use our exclusive ruler * Choose font size * Change font type * Set background…

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Description from store Olivia Reader helps web surfers tackle Dyslexia. * Use our exclusive ruler * Choose font size * Change font type * Set background colour * Read with striped paragraphs *** Instructions *** 1. Using Google Chrome, visit the website you want to read. 2. Click on the Olivia Reader green icon and open the control panel. 3. You can use just the ruler, so let's try that first. Turn the ruler on and off by clicking on the button that is under the word Ruler. Then, change it's colour to Orange Green or Blue. Now, move the ruler up and down the page by dragging it around with your mouse. 5. Now, let's change the page appearance. Open the control panel again. Click on the Olivia icon that is under the Oliv!a text. 6. You can reduce the page width by clicking on the button with black lines. 7. You can stripe the paragraph colour by clicking on the third button. 8. You can change the font size by clicking on the A- and A+ buttons. 9. You can change the font type by clicking on the font name. 10. Finally, you can change the page background colour by clicking on the little square at the bottom right of the control panel. Don't forget to click OK once you have found the colour you like the most. Good reading :-)

Latest reviews

  • (2019-03-19) I am a dyslexic university student. In theory, this is amazing. However, on my computer it did not work. I could not use it on Google Docs (and as that is what I write all my assignments on, that's an issue) and made a lot of websites not useable as images would grow to be partly off the screen.
  • (2017-01-04) dadapotok: Visor extension is much faster and better, works alike
  • (2015-02-14) Frances Browne: This app helps my dyslexic son do more internet research on his own. Not relying on me to constantly help him navigate the web pages he visits for homework. Thanks!

Latest issues

  • (2017-03-04, v:0.9850) Perceptual Crowding and dyslexia
    In 2012, Italian researchers found that adults with dyslexia could read faster with better comprehension when they allowed them to read Times-Roman font that was slightly bigger (14 pt.), with letters and words farther apart. This can correct for a phenomenon called "perceptual crowding," caused by sluggish shifting of attention across letters & words. You need to add this as an optional feature to your app. Include a slider for spreading letters and words apart until they feel just right for a person.
  • (2016-07-05, v:0.9850) Francois BOCQUET: May I help you to translate your extension in french ?
    It could be usefull for our student in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada. I can do it for free during this hollidays ;-) Thanks a lot.
  • (2015-02-23, v:0.9850) Jo Pope: Help needed
    I have added this as an app but being dyslexic there are no instructions so i dont know how to use.


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3.5 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2015-02-23 / 0.9850
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