Have you used scrolling text to help you read?

Posted: Friday 10 July 2020

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