Research has shown that reading paper is a somewhat better medium for students than reading on screens (see The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?).
However, some companies are trying hard to change that by using tech solutions to make tech more easily comprehensible. If they are successful, it could change the equation.
I’ve previously written about a browser extension called Beeline that seems to have potential (see New Software Makes Text Easier To “Read”).
Now another company called Asym has unveiled their own browser extension which is much more subtle than Beeline but for which they make a lot of positive claims.
You can read more about it at Quartz’s article This article has been perfectly formatted for maximum reading comprehension, and you can see Asym’s example below. The top image is, as it says, shows text prior to Asym’s intervention and the second image shows it afterwards: