Tag Archives: assistive technology

A.T. webinar

Abi James, NTC Chair, presented a B.D.A. webinar on Assistive Technology in Examinations. Here are PDF and Powerpoint versions of her presentation. It is good that schools are increasing their use of Computer Readers and Exam pens in Examinations. © … Continue reading

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A.T. Case study

A blog was posted on 10 April 2014, about a senior Microsoft Assistive Technology staff member. He helped two dyslexic workers, but he learned about the software for his own benefit, as well as showing it to them. One worker … Continue reading

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Music A.T.

B.D.A. book “Music, other Performing Arts and Dyslexia” has many examples of assistive technology for music. We have put brief details of software, including apps, in a new page, Music Technology. B.D.A. web has general information about music and dyslexia, … 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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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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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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