[Athen] Low Blue LIght App

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Fri Aug 23 09:59:12 PDT 2019

Along with blue light, you should be aware that there are a number of colored overlays that students with dyslexia and/or the controversial Irlen Syndrome use in order to read easier. Read & Write has a nice one that allows you to change the opacity as well as the color and a good number of my students with learning disabilities use this happily when shown that it is available. Some of my students who have a hard time focusing on the line of text also use the R&W masking tool to mask everything but the line they are reading to prevent their eyes from losing focus. That additional tool on R&W is called the spotlight tool. You can find other masking software using the terms: screen masking, visual overlay, screen tinting, color filter, and even Irlen filter.

Leyna Bencomo
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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Heidi Scher
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I use a free software app on my Windows computer. It's called PangoBright. As I have chronic migraines, I love it because I can set different color overlays, it will apply to all three of my monitors, and I can adjust the intensity based on percentage of darkness.

If the individual works on multiple devices, then the suggestion of getting glasses which have blue-filter in the lenses would be the most logical.

Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director - AT
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Center for Educational Access at the University of Arkansas
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Fayetteville, AR 72701
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On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:29 AM Doug Hayman <dhayman at uw.edu<mailto:dhayman at uw.edu>> wrote:
If no computer based solution is found a user can wear blue blocking lens. Did that myself until iOS provided that as a feature.


On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu<mailto:rspangler1 at udayton.edu>> wrote:
Hello, we have a student with post-concussion issues who requires a low blue light app on a computer, I guess to reduce eye strain. Can anyone provide any suggestions? I've never heard of such a thing, but being a blind guy myself I would never have had a need to seek out such an app in the past. Thanks for your suggestions!


Robert Spangler
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