Volume 9, Number 2

Design Guidelines for Applications that Target Arab Dyslexic Students


Raghad Alsudays, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that involves difficulties in reading and affects the academic achievement of students with dyslexia, particularly in reading. It is a language-based learning disability, where the severity of difficulties varies across different languages. Arab dyslexic students are in need for tools that support their academic achievement process. The design of most of the educational applications in Arabic language that target dyslexic student, do not meet their special needs and requirements. Our contribution is an analysis of design considerations to reach a suitable design for applications that targets Arab students with dyslexia. The result of our analysis is presented as a number of guidelines that are related to the applications elements.


Dyslexic Students, Design Guidelines, Dyslexia, Recommendations, Arabic Language.