Elisabeth Niman and Lori Fusak

Thursday, April 13, 2017

BeeLine Reader: What are your thoughts on a new text option for Cronkite News stories?

Could a color gradient increase readability? Cronkite News is experimenting with a new tool to find out, and we’d love your help.

The tool, called BeeLine Reader, uses a color gradient to help avoid skipping or repeating lines. Creators say this results in a more relaxing reading experience and also helps readers with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and visual impairments. We’re curious to hear whether you think we should offer the new tool on our digital stories.

Test it out by clicking on any of the following articles:

Afterward, respond to our questionnaire below. We will share a summary of your feedback with BeeLine Reader (but we won’t share your name, contact information or demographic responses.) Your opinion is important!

We will not publish your response without your permission. A reporter from Cronkite News or the Public Insight Network may contact you for further reporting.

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