Read +

Encouraging confidence in reading for young people with Dyslexia

Read + is brought to you by

Daisy, Jennifer and Chloe, aged 12-13 from St Paul's RC Academy.

Tell us more!

What is your product and who is it for?

Our product is aimed at school pupils in the UK who struggle to read and need to boost their reading confidence.

It helps young people to build their confidence and skills in reading without shame or embarrassment.

What inspired your idea, and why is it important to you?

One of our team is dyslexic and was frightened to read in front of others because she was scared of being bullied. This app takes the fear of failure away.

How does your product solve the problem?

Young people can get better at reading so that they can feel more confident in class and join in with things they would not be able to do such as reading parts in English class, doing assemblies, reading at church, etc. It helps people join in and feel included.

How does it work?

It is designed for any device, it uses the microphone to record the user reading and gives them feedback about how to improve. Users earn points as they progress and get better and they can turn these points into money that they can spend online on educational things - you can’t just use it to buy a dress! The app recommends books to read and they get more difficult as the user makes progress.

Why vote for Read +?

Our app could help people who are too scared to ask for help to read better. People who can’t read find it hard to get included in things with their friends and take part in normal school life. If our app helps just one kid to feel more confident then we will be winners.

The Inclusive Creators category is sponsored by EPAM

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