Applies Dyslexie letter-spacing and word-spacing settings to arbitrary web pages in order to improve readability.

What is EasyRead?
EasyRead is a Chrome extension that applies Dyslexie letter-spacing and word-spacing settings to arbitrary web pages, improving readability for low-progress readers. It can be enabled or disabled on a per website basis.
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-04-30
Users: 1,142+
Rating: 5.00 (6)
Version: 0.1.3 (Last updated: 2016-05-18)
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 48.08K
Price: Free
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EasyRead is enabled by default. Click the icon to disable or re-enable on a per website basis.

Our research shows that Grade 2-6 low-progress readers read 7% faster (words per minute) in Dyslexie font word-spacing and letter-spacing settings than in standardly spaced Arial font (Marinus et al., in press). More research is needed to examine how these spacing settings influence reading performance of adolescents and adults with reading impairments.

Reference: Marinus, E., Mostard, M., Segers, E., Schubert, T., Madelaine, A., & Wheldall, K. (In Press). A special font for people with dyslexia: Does it work and if so, why? Dyslexia.

User reviews
First extension I've rated, I think. Easy, just works on all sites so far. No fiddling. Everything is easier to read, especially given my oversized "monitor"--I'm using a 40" TV right now. Despite fiddling with the settings, website text has been quite fuzzy on it. Tried downloading the extensions which make text bolder, but they actually made the reading experience worse, if anything. But this extension is perfect for my needs
by Ivy Mazzola Ivy Mazzola, 2021-04-26

It does as it says, ease on the eyes. Rating it 5 but is it possible to add a feature which can enable easyread on certain websites by default? That would be even better. Thanks.
by Raiken Raiken, 2020-04-13

Brilliant extension.
by GDK GDK, 2018-03-08
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Risk impact

EasyRead is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install EasyRead if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

EasyRead may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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