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Accuracy of reading

Research has found that readers are able to identify typographical and grammatical errors in print more accurately than on-screen.

The fact that readers perceive the text on-screen less accurately may be cause for concern. Readers still find text on paper easier to read (when no manipulation or searching is involved).

On the other hand, the advantage of paper over on-screen is diminished when readers use the text for searching.

Differences between reading from paper and on-screen:

Reading speedAccuracy of readingEyestrain

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