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Realising Potential through Enabling Technologies in the 21st Century

As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week, Abi James presented a BDA Webinar on Realising Potential through Enabling Technologies.  In this session Abi introduced some of the common technologies used in schools and the workplace and discuss the latest research into the … Continue reading

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Five tips and hints for schools to support Dyslexic learners

Want advice on how to start supporting your learners with technology? Here are five tips from BDA New Technologies member Victoria Crivelli for Dyslexia Awareness Week: 1. Find out what technology is available and working in the school or classrooms … Continue reading

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Enabling Technologies (Part 4). Google Docs and Chrome Extensions supporting Study Skills.

This article is 4th and final part of our series on built-in enabling tools, looking at a range of tools available through the Chrome browser. If you type ‘Chrome Extensions for Dyslexia’ into Google you will be amazed how many … Continue reading

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Enabling Technologies (Part 3). Windows 10 and Microsoft Office latest developments

In the last two articles we have looked at tools that are built into iPads and Macs that can help with reading, writing and overcoming common issues associated with dyslexia. In this article, we will focus on the features now … Continue reading

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Enabling Technologies (Part 2): Mac OS

Continuing our series of articles exploring some of the useful features available on the devices we own, Robert McLaren from Diversity and Ability (https://www.dnamatters.co.uk) draws our attention to some of those offered on a Mac. The images and location of … Continue reading

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Enabling Technologies (Part 1). Tools built into iPhones and iPads

 Introduction to Enabling Technologies on the iPad. In recent years, the range of accessibility features now found within the basic operating systems of the latest computers and mobile devices have become more extensive. Some now offer a range of options that … Continue reading

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