FACIL'iti's assistive tech MYdys empowers dyslexic readers @ CES 2024 - Show Notes

FACIL'iti's assistive tech MYdys empowers dyslexic readers @ CES 2024

Thursday Apr 25, 2024 (00:11:51)


Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterized by difficulties in reading and understanding written language. People with dyslexia often struggle to recognize letters, words, and sentences, making it challenging for them to read fluently and comprehend what they are reading. However, thanks to advancements in technology, like MYdys, individuals with dyslexia can overcome these challenges and improve their reading skills.

App helps dyslexic people read

MYdys, developed by the French startup FACIL'iti, is an assistive technology app designed to help people with dyslexia read more effectively. While using the app, individuals can take a picture of a text, which is then scanned and converted into digital text. The app offers various customization options, such as changing the font, increasing the text size, and highlighting problematic letters in different colors. These features help dyslexic individuals trick their brains into recognizing letters and words more easily, ultimately improving their reading comprehension.

The effectiveness of the MYdys app has been demonstrated through tests on heavily dyslexic individuals, who were able to understand significantly more of the text when using the app compared to reading without it. This improvement in reading comprehension can be life-changing for individuals with dyslexia, as it allows them to access and understand information that was previously difficult for them to process.

The benefits of MYdys

One of the key benefits of the MYdys app is its accessibility. The app can be used on any smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook, making it a versatile tool that can be integrated into daily routines and educational settings. While the app is primarily designed for older individuals who are learning how to read and beyond, it can also be used by younger children with dyslexia, provided they have access to a device and some guidance on how to use the app.

another great feature of the MYdys app is its text-to-speech functionality, which allows users to have the text read out loud to them in real-time. This feature not only helps individuals with dyslexia improve their reading skills but also provides support for those who may have difficulty reading due to other factors, such as language barriers. With the ability to translate text into 75 different languages instantly, the app ensures that users can access information in a way that is most comfortable and understandable for them.

In addition to helping individuals with dyslexia improve their reading skills, the MYdys app also has the potential to train their brains to recognize and overcome their specific challenges with reading. By using the app regularly, individuals may develop strategies and techniques that can be applied beyond the app, leading to long-term improvements in their reading abilities.

Conclusion: A great way to improve reading for dyslexia

The MYdys app is accessible to the public for free download on both iOS and Android devices. Users can use the app up to 30 times a month at no cost, with the option to subscribe for unlimited access for a nominal fee of $2.99 per month. This affordability and accessibility make the app a valuable resource for individuals with dyslexia and their families, as it provides a practical and cost-effective solution to improve reading skills and boost confidence.

Overall, the MYdys app is a game-changer for individuals with dyslexia, offering a user-friendly and effective tool to support reading and comprehension. By leveraging technology to address the specific needs of individuals with dyslexia, the app empowers users to overcome reading challenges and engage more confidently with written content. With its affordability, accessibility, and user-friendly features, the MYdys app is a valuable resource for individuals with dyslexia seeking to improve their reading skills and enhance their overall quality of life.

Interview by Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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