eBooks are awesome -- all those bells and whistles, videos, links to click, buttons!

They're not so awesome if you're one of the millions of people who have dyslexia or another language-based learning disability.

CanRead makes reading ebooks easier

CanRead extracts a stream of text from an e-book and hands it to Spritz, a technology that shows one word at a time, with one letter highlighted at the optimal recognition point to help a reader quickly grasp each word.

CanRead was created at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Creative Codefest, a hackathon that took place in Boston, MA on June 26-27, 2015.


Yee Ling Gan [Elaine]
Lisa Williams
Simon Tran
Josh Mendes Yeusufu
Noah Teshu
Special help from: Joe and Rowan Williams


CanRead was built primarily in Javascript using two additional resources: