MIAT Gent | Thursday, 21 April 2016 – 14:00
Researcher Ann Bessemans, associated with the recently founded ReadSearch Institute PXL-MAD at Universiteit Hasselt, wants to support weak readers in their learning process, and aims to make texts more clearer for them. She recently received a grant of 50.000 USD from Microsoft to enable further investigations in this matter.
For her doctoral research, Bessemans studied how typefaces influence the learning process of children with visual constraints. She continued working on this subject within the last two years. Bessemans reached a spot in the top five of talented scientists awarded by the New Scientist in 2015. (extra information)
Talk by Ann Bessemans, in collaboration with Maarten Renckens en Kevin Bormans.
Admission entrance fee to the museum, free for students
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MIAT, Museum over Industrie, Arbeid en Textiel Gent
9000 Gent (Belgium)