Online texts

Kentalis researcher Helen Blom  conducted research into the ability of deaf, hard-of-hearing and language-impaired adolescents to read online texts. It turns out that hyperlinks are a stumbling block.

Young people browsing on the internet regularly encounter hyperlinks, which direct the reader to other parts of a website with a mouse click. These hyperlinks can make it more difficult to comprehend the text because of their unclear structure and the greater demand they place on working memory.

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