I have been a Linux user for years and using Solus on my laptop for a few months now and love it!
I was wondering if there was a way to incorporate a setting into the Os that would help me and many others out. I'm yet to find anything open source that lets me do it on Linux. Please of you know of anything let me know.
I'm 32 years old and have Dislexia. And while I have learned to deal with most of the problems it brings, I also have something called Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome which is something I can't learn to deal with. Essentially, It's a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. Reading black text on white background can not be processed by the brain properly causing all sorts of reading issues.
Head here here if you are interested: http://irlen.com/what-is-irlen-syndrome/
What helps me when reading physical books, is the ability to use a coloured overlay lense that makes the background behind the text red. Others find blue or green or yellow of varying strength best works for them.
On Windows, you can get software that creates an overlay of colour on the screen as needed but it is proprietary and in some cases expensive. Also on Android you can get apps that do exactly the above. I.e: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kovit.p.filteryourscreen
It would be awesome if you could include something like this as a setting with a toggle, or if someone in the community could throw something together that can be installed? (I understand it's not as easy as "throwing something together" obviously) It would help a lot of people and could even be a draw for users.