Changing the background colour of your document can trick your brain into seeing the words in a whole new way. People with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) have had great success with this hack. To change the colour, you can use
- a sheet of coloured acetate
- coloured glasses
- background colour of the onscreen doc
- a coloured ruler
How a Ruler Can Trick Your Brain
The ruler has the added benefits of probably being at hand and of the straight edge to help you keep on track. I use this hack myself, on the rare occasion that I have to edit on paper. It’s such an effective technique that I listed this on my essential office supplies for editors shopping list.
Gamers swear that yellow eases eye strain, too.