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Audiobooks for London schools

Listening Books teams up with London Grid for Learning (LGfL) to offer access to over 100 audiobooks for London schools. All teachers and SENCO’s in London schools who have an LGfL username and password can now access over 100 audiobooks … Continue reading

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Kindle book about dyslexia

‘The Deceitful Dyslexic’ by Alex Nile. A dyslexic member of Dyslexia Forum wrote, “It’s a good read about a dyslexic in the workplace, who goes through a personal discovery of why he does things.” It is an e-book, enabled for … Continue reading

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Call Scotland on Kindles

CALL Scotland reports on increasing awareness of the value of Kindles, iPods and iPads for visually impaired and dyslexic pupils. “The e-Book formats and readers are definitely becoming more accessible with a bigger range of fonts, options to change colours … Continue reading

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Free e-books for children.

Oxford University Press web, Oxford Owl, has 240 free e-books for children, fun activities and useful information about learning to read. The e-books, from several series, and in age bands, have the option for listening. Some books have optional related … Continue reading

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Give iPads or ban them?

An Education Act, granted Royal Assent on 15 November 2011, allows teachers to search pupils and their belongings for items including mobile phones, iPods, iPads, mp3 players and other electronic gadgets if the schools have banned them. However, some schools … Continue reading

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Library video

badg (Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group) appeared in a video about dyslexic adults’ views on libraries. It is part of an on-line Moodle course for Library Staff wishing to increase their awareness of dyslexia and of the needs of people with … Continue reading

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Word to Kindle

How to download a Word document to Kindle. 1. Connect your Kindle to your computer. 2. Choose a Word document and download to Documents in your Kindle directory on your computer. 3. Send an email to @kindle.com from the e-mail … Continue reading

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Make Windows accessible

10 suggestions for making Windows accessible from Ira David Socol These are addressed to schools, but the suggestions may be useful for dyslexic people of all ages. The Speech Recognition in Windows is excellent. However, you cannot hear what the computer … Continue reading

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My Textbooks

The summary and final report of the Accessible Resources Pilot Project is now available: “The project confirms that making teaching materials available to print and visually impaired pupils in an appropriate electronic form along with access technologies to read them … Continue reading

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Policy on Comments

We have been very flattered by all the positive comments on the content of our site that we have received, but have decided that we shall only display the ones that are specific queries or are stimulating further discussion. This … Continue reading

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Ringtones

Michael Lea, British Dyslexia Association Music Committee member, has put some lovely ringtones, for iPhones only, on his web. Mike says, “My main purpose in this website is to tell people about my ringtones – one of which is called … Continue reading

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On-line Dyslexia Teacher Training

Dyslexia International Tools and Technology (DITT), an international support group based in Brussels, has developed an open education resource that will make it possible for teachers and trainers across the world to access the free quality resources they need to … Continue reading

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What’s new?

These are new products on the market. Have you tried them? Are they useful? Have you found something else you could recommend? Let us know! The Kindle. The Kindle e-book from Amazon. The Read Assist ruler. The Read Assist ruler. … Continue reading

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