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OverDrive Updates Sora With High-Contrast and Dyslexic Font Modes

OverDrive announced that its Sora student reading app now allows students to “view both individual ebooks AND Sora’s entire interface in both dyslexic font and high contrast modes.” Users can enable these settings individually or both at once, and they can enable them for a specific title after the book is open in the app.

“High contrast modes, which adhere to a specific contrast ratio, make colors easier to distinguish. This can improve readability and app navigation for those with low vision or colorblindness,” OverDrive notes. “It can also be beneficial for those who experience the loss of contrast sensitivity that typically accompanies aging, which means high contrast modes can help readers of all ages. … Dyslexic fonts are popular because they can help alleviate some symptoms of dyslexia, like the turning and swapping of letters. Though not intended as a cure for dyslexia, students may find that dyslexic fonts improve readability.”

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