Many years ago I did a 5-day speed reading course. At the time, my reading speed (paper, not screen) went from 200ish words a minute to between 1100 and 1250 wpm. It was fantastic. Comprehension also increased.
A friend also doing the course went from 60 wpm to around 200, so it was great for them as well.
Of course, this was back in 1996. Surely now there must be some free life hacking software for learning to speed read? A relative is wanting to do it, but would prefer to do a course on a computer as that's where they're finding it slows them down (reading off a screen).
A quick search reveals software like RocketReader or 7SpeedReading, but they do cost. Does anyone know of a free piece of software for such an activity?