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Paper vs. On-screen

Reading from computer screen

Research has shown that individuals read differently from computer screens than from print materials, in part due to image quality, display size, and angle of the screen.

Here are a few differences between reading from paper and on-screen:

  • Reading from the screen is slower than reading from paper
  • Readers perceive the text on-screen less accurately than paper
  • Readers report higher fatigue when reading from a screen than from paper

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