Computer spellcheckers and dyslexics - a performance survey

  title={Computer spellcheckers and dyslexics - a performance survey},
  author={Jennifer Pedler},
Word-processors are widely used by dyslexics but the spellcheckers are often not appropriate to their needs. This paper examines a sample of around 3000 words of running text containing almost 600 errors typical of those made by dyslexics. It first describes the types of error and the ways in which they differ from the more conventional misspellings that spellcheckers are designed to deal with. It then presents the results of running four current spellcheckers over this sample and finds that… CONTINUE READING