Needed feature: text masking/scrolling (for stroke/reading difficulties)
This would be helpful in Windows (all applications), or an App for iOS. I work with veterans who frequently have print disabilities due to stroke (hemianopsia or neglect). This makes reading in a crowded environment difficult. It would be helpful if there was a way to mask text so only one line appears at a time, with the option for text scrolling (like a TV ticker) to move text into their "reading view" without having to move their eyes. (This saccadic movement causes people to lose their place and not be able to retain what they have read).
In an app format, it would be helpful to be able to use this for things like downloaded e-books (either Kindle or e-Pub format from the library) so that they would be able to continue to read at their leisure.
In addition, having text to speech in this area might be helpful for some (but can be more distracting for others), but should be a feature that can be turned on/off. If it is, along with text highlighting, the highlighting/reading needs to happen in sync (this is not the case with most text to speech/highlighting options across many platforms).
Thanks for sharing this feedback with us Victoria. We actually have some software called Learning Tools in our Office applications, and also through the web in Microsoft Edge that can assist you. Some of the features of Learning Tools include "Read Aloud" which highlights words while reading them out, and "Line Focus" which can highlight one, three, or five lines of text. Here's the ink to Learning Tools for additional information https://support.office.com/en-us/article/learning-tools-to-improve-reading-and-writing-skills-735fc6ea-21eb-401a-9293-4a481ef7e482?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US. Please continue to leave your feedback and upvote posts that you agree with.