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1 INC seminar / / MELFO / Gitte Sponsored by: The Danish Lottery Ministry of IT and Science EU’s Social Foundation Danida MELFO Mobil E-Læring For Ordblinde (Mobile E-learning for dyslectics) Research and development cooperative project

2 INC seminar / / MELFO / Gitte Who Participated Copenhagen University – Humanistics: Film and Media, Centre for Language Technology, Centre for Reading Research Danish Building Institute – Aalborg University HP Sensus Motto

3 INC seminar / / MELFO / Gitte Solution PDA with windows mobile for reading help and reading training: Camera – photos of all kinds of texts → Synthetic speak – translating text Dictionary – general and trade specific Reading exercises – various Games as exercises

4 INC seminar / / MELFO / Gitte Purpose and aims To empower people with different skills to read on the move using a mobile device To speed up the reading skills enabling new methods using a mobile device To minimize the number of tasks for the user to read using a mobile device To enable the user to read anything, anywhere, anytime using a mobile device To develop a platform/services that may be developed for numerous other groups (globally) To benefit from the cooperation between academic research, technological development and business To study the consequences of research

5 INC seminar / / MELFO / Gitte Pilot project Focus on construction workers with reading disabilities Interviews with 7 workers regarding media use/experience/attitudes and reading/ writing problems plus work-related issues Test of pilot Larger group of test persons from schools/courses – beta-testing Purpose: industry: does it work? Does it sell? language scholars: do they read better? media scholars: more knowledge about meaning of digital media

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10 Findings Users are less afraid of using a mobile device Users are learning approximately 2,000 new words in 3 month Users dare learn new “stuff” Users are showing improved confidence Users with other challenges are using the solutions

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