Reading is not an easy thing. It is complicated for people with reading or cognitive impairments but also for everybody depending of the context. Luckily for our all our users, there is a lot of small improvements and tips every designer, content-writer and developer can do in a project to improve the life all our users.
This study is the one used to illustrate some of the slides in this talk. The study is using eye-tracking to understand how users read content on Internet.
Eyetracking visualizations show that users often read Web pages in an F-shaped pattern: two horizontal stripes followed by a vertical stripe.
An article I wrote on how to improve text readabbility for dyslexic users with skip-ink underlines for links. Not mentioned during the talk but related to the content.