Reading onscreen can be tough on your eyes, especially if you have to do it all day long. BeeLine Reader makes reading onscreen easier, faster, and more enjoyable.
BeeLine Reader is a research-backed tool that improves reading ability for students of all ages and skill levels. By displaying text using color gradients that wrap from the end of one line to the beginning of the next, BeeLine facilitates visual tracking and enables the reader to focus on other aspects of reading, such as decoding and comprehension. The technology facilitates a higher degree of reading comprehension among all students, but is particularly helpful for students with attention deficits, vision impairments and dyslexia.
BeeLine Reader uses a simple cognitive trick – an eyeguiding color gradient – to pull your eyes from one line to the next. This technique increases reading speed and enhances focus. BeeLine’s efficacy has been validated in independent testing by literacy nonprofits, educators, and even CNET. Independent research by educators and literacy nonprofits shows that BeeLine Reader provides strong benefits for readers across general education, special education, and ESL/ELL.
To see if BeeLine Reader may help you, take the BeeLine Reading Challenge.
If you think you would benefit from using BeeLine Reader, follow these steps to get the extension on your computer and registered:
- Navigate to the NAU Software Downloads page.
- You will be asked to log-in using your NAU User-ID and Password.
- Scroll down to the BeeLine Reader Web Plugin Download and the PDF Viewer Chrome Extension.
- Choose install and follow the directions.
- You will need to register the product using your NAU email address.