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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Aug 7, 2015

143-08-07-15 Lectio App for Dyslexia


Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!


Kris Parmelee is an Indianapolis mother of a son with dyslexia.  After spending years searching for the right assistive technology for her son, she kept coming up empty handed.  Her solution?  To create something herself!  She recently founded and developed Lectio, an app now available on iTunes!


Lectio is simple to use and doesn't require internet connection!  It's as simple as launching the app, taking a picture, and pressing the highlighted word to have it read aloud.  It also offers a dictionary feature which can be accessed by pressing and holding down a word.  


Lectio can be purchased now on the App Store for $4.99 with an Android version coming soon!  Visit the App Store or for more information.


For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit  That was your accessibility minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.