Screening for Reading Disorders in Arabic Populations with Eye Tracking
Abstract: Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty with language processing. Dyslexia Explorer is a system designed to screen for dyslexia by examining visual reading patterns of individuals in their processing of Arabic scripts. Eye tracking is used to capture visual attention which was otherwise unattainable to specialists dealing with diagnosing this ‘invisible disability’. This system is the first Arabic language processing tool in the domain of Assistive Technologies for Learning Disabilities.
Mrs. Arwa al-Edaily is a lecturer in the Information Technology Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS) in KSU. She recently completed her MSc degree in the Computer Science department of CCIS. Her Masters projects involved the utilization of eye tracking systems for the design of assistive technologies for people with disabilities, and was supervised by Dr. Areej Al-Wabil and Dr. Yousef al-Ohali.
Date: March 5, 2012
Location: Research Center Auditorium, Building 2, third floor