We look forward to your questions about I.C.T. for dyslexia and will do our best to answer them. Do use the form at the bottom of each page or write to B.D.A. tech for a more personal response.
Here are some recent questions and answers:
Hello! I’m an Occupational Health Technician and DSE Assessor, who’s been asked to assist a colleague with dyslexia, who has been told that a purple coloured screen filter will make the use of his computer much easier. Are you able to shed any light on this or advise any further please? He does currently use speech recognition software, which does assist him. Thank you. Cas Walker.
A colour filter can be a great help in reducing visual stress – black writing on white paper can make the letters appear to jump around. Purple is not necessarily the right colour for him. Go into Word options and change background and foreground colours until he finds a good one. If it does help, he would benefit from going to an opthalmologist who offers a colorimeter screening service.
Can you advise me whether an Apple computer or a Microsoft computer would benefit my 14 year old dyslexic daughter? I understand that we can claim the VAT back, how do I do this? Thank you, Elma.
A lot depends on how she wants to use it and what for. Some of the programs we suggest are available for both PC and Apple, but mainly for PC. Will she need to link into the school’s system. Disabled students can sometimes get the VAT back – it depends on the local VAT Office, but you do have to have proof, such as a disabled person’s allowance book.
Hi I am an adult with literacy. I find it difficult to contrstuct good sentences. I would like to instal a program similar to microsoft wordprocessor but in supporting me to present a clear sentences which makes sense. Please it would be appreciated if some helps me to overcome such issue. Joseph Buhagiar.
Have a look at WriteOnline It will give you a fully functioning wordprocessor plus a mindmapping facility and word prediction. If you need it and can have help to set it up, you can also have banks of words on topics you need. You can listen to them before you select them.