Have you used scrolling text to help you read?

Posted: Friday 10 July 2020 at 09:45

Researchers who developed the MD EV Reader are asking for feedback from people with macular disease on how useful they find scrolling text to help them read. 

The MD_evReader is a free app for the iPad or Android tablets, which has been developed to help people with a central vision loss read. 

It presents text from eBooks in a scrolling stream across the screen, in a similar way to a news ticker or a display board on a train. The app is designed for those people who use Eccentric Viewing (EV) and/or steady eye strategies for reading. Some people with macular degeneration may find it useful as a reading aid, or as a way of practicing the Eccentric Viewing and steady eye techniques.

If you use scrolling text or would like to see if it would benefit you, researchers have launched a survey, which gives you a chance to try it for yourself.

The survey has three parts and will take around 15 minutes to complete.

Take the survey