Barnes and Noble issued a small firmware update for the Nook Glowlight 3 and OpenDyslexic is now available as an additional font option and they have also added various improvements to wishlist and search. The 49.2.36 firmware is being pushed to all Nook users via WIFi and it will automatically install the next time your e-reader is in sleep mode.
This is just a small little update, but it is relevant for people who have dyslexia. Approximately 15% of all people have dyslexia. This equates to over 30 million adults in the United States, about 6 million in the United Kingdom and 3 million in Canada. Most don’t know they are dyslexic. Somewhere between 25-40% of children with dyslexia also have ADHD and conversely, approximately 25% of children with ADHD also have dyslexia.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.