Honors Program

 

Title

Dyslexico

Date of this Version

5-2023

Document Type

Thesis

Citation

B. Peterkin, G. Clausen, T. Curd, & S. Shumbusho 2023. Dyslexico. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Comments

Copyright Bridget Peterkin, Grace Clausen, Tristan Curd, & Schadrack Shumbusho 2023.

Abstract

Dyslexico’s purpose is to provide integrated & accurate spelling and grammar corrections for people with Dyslexia. The vision is to leverage machine learning technology to provide seamless spelling and grammar corrections that are tailored to the Dyslexic mind. We are building a dyslexic text editor that provides corrections using machine learning trained on Dyslexic writing. Existing spell checks are built for neurotypical consumers and thus fail to address the type and frequency of errors made by dyslexic users. Every unique mind deserves dignity and tools that help them reach their potential. Dyslexico’s mission is to leverage machine learning and web technologies to give Dyslexics tools to help them thrive. Dyslexico will be available both for individuals and on a larger scale for school districts and universities. We seek to fill in the gap in traditional EduTech by creating an elegant solution that easily integrates into a workflow. Current educational tooling leaves Dyslexic minds behind and scrambling to adapt to software that is not made for them. Every unique mind deserves dignity and tools that help them reach their potential. Dyslexico’s mission is to leverage machine learning and web technologies to give Dyslexics tools to help them thrive.

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