Published Online: October 15, 2010 Published in Print: October 20, 2010, as Digital Readers & Dyslexia Features —iStockphoto/Leah-Anne Thompson, iStockphoto/gabyjalbert Educators are turning to e-reader devices to help students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities, but the jury is still out on the impact those digital tools are having on reading skills Educators seeking new ways to personalize instruction for students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities are turning more and more to e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and the Intel Reader.
Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle is now available in Australia but buying e-books here may still be problematic, writes Dan Kaufman. It's finally happened. After years of speculation, Amazon is releasing the Kindle, its hand-held device that lets people read e-books, in Australia. Orders can be placed now on Amazon's website and Kindles will apparently be shipped from October 19.
Paul Stainthorp Just as many predicted, sales figures show that more people are opting to buy e-books rather than printed copies. Sales of e-books rose 167% in June, reports Publishers Weekly , with sales totaling $473.8 million for the first half of the year. But sales of print books — both paperbacks and hardcovers — continues to decline.
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