BeeLine: Reading Made Better

By Angela Dell'Isola


Easier reading.

Faster reading.

More focused reading.

Those are the promises.

We are so pleased to introduce you to BeeLine Reader, an innovative and award-winning tool that makes reading on-screen simpler, quicker, and more enjoyable. They do this by using "a cognitive trick - an eye-guiding color gradient - to pull reader's eyes through long blocks of text." Grading the text color in this way helps readers remain focused, which in turn makes reading a more effective experience. 

Let's step back for a moment to just consider the amount of time spent between us and our screens. Chances are, it's pretty substantial. How often are we buried in emails, or engaging with the latest news, or scrolling through blog posts, or working our ways to the end of our latest ebook? 

And these are only a very small handful of examples of ways that ereading has become a popular, frequent,  necessary component of day-to-day living. BeeLine technology makes those hours spent consuming text via screen more efficient and... more satisfying. (Did you know that you can choose from a variety of color schemes? Or even create your own?!)

If you can't tell by this point, we are huge fans of this innovative tool. And we're even bigger fans of what its existence means for education and specifically, for struggling readers. BeeLine Reader is able to take some of the weight off for those with negative reading associations by improving focus and powering readers to the end of the sentence. Engaging with text can be a hurtle akin to running a marathon for those who struggle with literacy, and BeeLine Reader is the friend standing roadside offering water and encouragement to keep going. "Research by a leading accessibility nonprofit shows that BeeLine dramatically improves reading ability for many people with common vision problems, dyslexia, and ADHD."

It's no surprise then that many top universities and colleges have adopted BeeLine Reader into their programs, providing access to over ten million students worldwide through their school systems. 

So now, for some really exciting news: we have partnered up with BeeLine to incorporate their color grading system into our library! When you click into any of our digital books, you'll find the option to add graded color to your text. (We're partial to the "Bright" scheme, ourselves!)

We're so excited for this tool to deepen reader engagement and improve the reading experience for our users! Be sure to check it out - we bet you'll love it too.