BY Heather Sivil
Peebles Elementary School
Students with reading disabilities will be able to access books with the Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic fonts on an e-reader to encourage independent reading. Currently, the Dyslexie library has been a big hit amongst third grade students who are reluctant readers. The Dyslexie font and OpenDyslexic fonts are fonts that allow access to students who typically have reversals, tracking issues, and transpose letters by providing an easier and more comfortable font which eliminates these difficulties. The fonts have apps and downloads that encourage independent reading as well as audio options. It will expand student options and allow emerging readers to use technology as a reading tool.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Students will request to read more because they have a wide range of choices from books with Dyslexie font to a book on an e-reader that they can listen to as opposed to reading on their own.
Benefit to the students and the school
The Dyslexie Library tablets give students access to technology that helps motivate students who are reluctant to learn because of reading difficulties.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
The project will get started as soon as money is allotted.