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Language Technologies Introduces ReadSmart Edition Apps(TM) for the iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) Touch; Unique Apps Improve Ergonomics of Reading while Retaining Look and Design of Print Books
Date:6/16/2009

o chunks of meaning most informative to the brain.

"Our ReadSmart Edition apps are a practical example of our intense commitment to improve reading. We focus on applying today's neurological, cognitive, linguistic and vision sciences to the enhancement of everyday reading. Technology today allows us to use reading science to bring text presentation to a new level, so that reading can be enjoyed and more productive," said Dr. Bever.

The efficacy of ReadSmart has been tested and proven in a variety of print media, including textbooks, newspapers, and direct-mail solicitations. Testing has been conducted in a variety of reading populations from grade school students to older adults, including English language learners. Laboratory and field tests have shown that ReadSmart improves reading speed by up to 10 percent, reading comprehension by up to 25 percent, and reading persuasiveness and enjoyment by more than 35 percent.

"Scientists have been studying reading for 75 years and have discovered many ways to make text easier to read. It's time to apply these discoveries to the formatting of text, especially now that many people, especially students, are reading more and more material in digital format," said Steven Pinker, PhD, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and member of LTI's Scientific Advisory Board, a panel of leading experts on the science of reading.

About Language Technologies, Inc.

Language Technologies, Inc. is a software developer dedicated to improving the reading experience for audiences everywhere. Its patent and patent-pending ReadSmart(R) technology offers high-definition typography to improve reading comprehension, speed and enjoyment. The company's ReadSmart Edition(TM) and ReadSmart Preview(TM) applications designed for the iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch are available for purchase at the iTunes A
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