Reasy is an application intended for students with dyslexia and was created from the scientific research of the European project Vrailexia, coordinated by the University of Tuscia, in Viterbo.
The project, recognised by IRCAI-UNESCO amongst the world top 100 projects worldwide applying Artificial Intelligence, aims at developing innovative strategies and tools for creating accessible and inclusive university campuses for students with dyslexia.
Thanks to this research, Tech4All, a university spin-off, was born with the aim of making learning accessible to students with Dyslexia through Reasy.
Among its main features, Reasy offers the possibility, after uploading any pdf file, to:
- change the formatting of the text;
- reproduce through audiobook functionality the text in its entirety or individual sentences;
- show the meaning of words;
- associate standard or student-drawn images with a single word;
- highlight letters/words/phrases in different colours;
- automatically create concept maps that can be edited by the student.
Available on computers, smartphones and tablets, it also includes the Google Chrome extension to make any web page and school platform (Google Classroom, Moodle, Teams) accessible directly from the web.
Reasy is an inclusive tool that guarantees full accessibility of study material, because it uses the EasyReading/Dyslexia Friendly® font.
EasyReading® is a project which was created to facilitate the dyslexic reader. Now, it aims at high readability for all: diversity is not conceived as a “problem” but as an “inclusive value”.
The EasyReading® font underwent scientific research – autonomous and independent – on its readability and was declared “a valid compensatory tool for people with dyslexia (DSA) and at the same time a facilitating font for all types of readers”.
Both Reasy and EasyReading® are projects that arose from the difficulties of people with dyslexia. They became an opportunity to offer tools that can be used by everyone, with an inclusive perspective.