About Hidden Abilities: Hidden Abilities is creating a brighter future for those with dyslexia through the use of new and developing technologies. Founders Jamee and Payden Miller are working to do more than develop an incredible product, they’re trying to create a change in the way society views dyslexia and spark a discussion about learning disorders in households around the world. DEVICE The Read ‘n Style pen is the first digital pen beautifully designed to improve reading speed and comprehension, leaving a kid free to be a kid. Featuring a completely wireless design, the Read ‘n Style pen is made for on-the-go students who have trouble getting through their classwork because of their reading speed. Childhood Inspiration: Hidden Abilities began when Jamee was in elementary school. Like many, she struggled with reading. When she had homework, she would go to her mom for help. The two of them sat at the kitchen table taking turns reading. Jamee would read a page and her mom read the next until they were finished. When it was her mom’s turn, Jamee would follow along with her, reading the words on the page as her mom pronounced them out loud. Seeing the words, then hearing them read helped Jamee understand what she was reading, improved her spelling, and built her vocabulary. Lightbulb Moment: Flash forward to 2013; Jamee’s in a college trying to read a “wall of text” the professor assigned. “There’s no way I’ll be able to finish even half of this reading in the time allowed!” Jamee thought to herself in frustration. “I wish there was a better way.” Suddenly, the memories of all those late nights and early mornings reading with her mom came back to her, and she thought, “What if I had a device that did just what mom had done?” Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled throughout the room. The Read ‘n Style pen was born. At least that’s how Jamee tells it.
Industry: Other Technology