A4 Coloured Overlays



 

Coloured overlays in A4 size can be preferable to the smaller, Reading Rulers that we sell. Some much younger children, older adults, people with dyspraxia, or other disability causing co-ordination problems may find the A4 Overlay easier to use. In addition, it may be preferable when reading pages of music, factual information sheets etc. to be able to see the whole page. Overlays can easily be cut in half to use with smaller pages.

This A4 Overlay pack contains the 5 most popular colours: Yellow, Grass Green, Aqua, Sky Blue and Pink. By experimenting with different combinations it is usually possible to meet individual needs, although there may be a small number of individuals who would benefit from a tint that cannot be produced.

One side of the overlay has a matt coating which ensures maximum print clarity is retained while reflected light from the overlay surface has been significantly reduced. However, some people prefer using the gloss side of the overlay.

 

au$30.00 for set of five overlays

A4 COLOURED OVERLAYS


People with Visual Stress can read with much greater ease if they cover a print with a specially treated coloured overlay. Coloured overlays in A4 size can be preferable to the smaller, Reading Rulers that we sell. Some younger children, older adults, people with dyspraxia, or other disability causing co-ordination problems may find the A4 Overlay easier to use. In addition, it may be preferable when reading pages of music, factual information sheets etc. to be able to see the whole page. Overlays can easily be cut in half to use with smaller pages.

This A4 Overlay pack contains the 5 most popular colours:

  • Yellow
  • Grass Green
  • Aqua
  • Sky Blue
  • Pink


By experimenting with different combinations it is usually possible to meet individual needs, although there may be a small number of individuals who would benefit from a tint that cannot be produced.
*Please note the colours shown in the picture may not be an exact representation of the colour in real life and can only be used as an estimate.

 

$30.00 for set of five overlays

 

How can the Overlays help me?

 

Coloured Overlays help to reduce the symptoms of Visual Stress (moving or "shimmering" letters, headaches etc.) caused by reading from printed materials. By putting a colour over a text a number of things can occur:
It can appear to magnify the letters or make them stand out and be easier to read.
Children and adults can read faster and therefore their comprehension of the text improves
It softens the print and lead to fewer headaches
It some cases the print moves, swirls, jumps or fades in and out. Putting a colour over the top of the print can stop this and the subsequent improvement in the person’s ability to read the text can be instantaneous and startling.

One side of the overlay has a matt coating which ensures maximum print clarity is retained while reflected light from the overlay surface has been significantly reduced. However, some people prefer using the gloss side of the overlay.

Symptoms of Visual Stress vary, but can include headaches and migraines (especially when working at the computer), eyestrain, and words or letters appearing to "jump" or move on the page. People who have Visual Stress may see the page differently because of distortions of the print and, for these people black ink on a white background is often the worse possible combination.

In general, somebody with Visual Stress may:

 

Experience difficulty looking at a computer screen
Be unusually sensitive to bright lights, especially fluorescent lighting.
Find driving at night particularly stressful, sometimes experiencing a fragmentation of reflected light.
Develop headaches and migraines when reading.

Some, or all, or the following can be noted while reading. Sufferers may:

 

Read slowly and have difficulty with comprehension or retaining what they have read
Skip words or lines when reading
Have to blink occasionally, when reading, in order to focus
Keep moving their head or body position or moving closer to or further away from the page
Track with the finger
Yawn while reading.
Frequently rub their eyes.
Become tired easily when reading
Be very slow to copy form a board and make errors