Eye Level Reading Rulers: Pack of ten

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The Eye Level Reading Ruler is a colored overlay text highlighter about the size of a six-inch ruler. Discreet and portable, the reading ruler is made of a combination of opaque and transparent plastic that both underlines the text and highlights it in a coloured tint. Simply read the text through either of the tinted plastic strips of your selected color, and track down the page: broad strip for paragraphs; narrow strip for single lines.

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Eye Level Reading Rulers provide trackinbg support alongside glare reduction.

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    Designed to be convenient and discreet, the Eye Level Reading Ruler is a small overlay designed specifically to benefit those with Visual Stress and dyslexia. Not only does the Eye Level Reading Ruler work to reduce the symptoms of Visual Stress, it also highlights and underlines text, making it easier for the dyslexic reader to keep their place on the page they are reading.


    Launched in 2004 to provide a user-friendly alternative for Irlen syndrome sufferers who resist using the more intrusive large overlays, these reading rulers are now in over 50% of the schools in the UK. They are the only product of their type available anywhere that COMBINE ALL THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL FEATURES:

    1) A sufficiently wide range of colors to meet the needs of all children who will benefit from using a colored overlay product (Smith, Wilkins, British Journal of Psychology 2007)

    2) Tinted strips on the edge of the ruler and not as a central “letterbox”, ensuring that context is not lost.

    3) A choice of single line or paragraph depth tracking, differentiating individual needs and ensuring that fluency can be achieved while using the reading ruler.

    4) One side matt coated, one side gloss; again allowing for individual preference (Wilkins, “Reading Through Colour”, Wiley 2003)

    Which Color?

    Our ten colors have been selected to provide the optimum choice between tints while also recognising the areas of the spectrum that are most frequently beneficial. There is no complicated testing procedure: If you are trying them out for the first time, get the ten colour pack and try all the colors: you will find out straight away if one of the colors makes a difference. When Pelle, our general manager, first joined the company, he obviously enough wanted to try out the overlays to see if they made any difference. When he got to the aqua one, he said it was "like putting on reading glasses"!. At 48, he discovered that he suffered from Visual Stress. Don't wait as long as he did!

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