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Latest Assistive Technology Products: May 2016

To help you stay up to date with the latest trends surrounding assistive technology, we have compiled the latest and most popular software, hardware and apps to support those with dyslexia and other disabilities. This will form part of a monthly update on the latest assistive technology on the Dyslexic.com blog. Please sign up to […]

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Dyslexia Awareness Week: Text-to-Speech Software

Text-to-speech enables your computer to read aloud web pages, text documents, emails and PDF documents in a natural sounding voice. Some software now includes additional tools such as spell checkers, homophone support and visual highlighting that can help when producing your own written work. Those with dyslexia often find that text-to-speech software provides significant support

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CapturaTalk Junior launched on the App Store

iansyst are excited to announce the launch of CapturaTalk Junior, an app designed for students who require literacy support through KS1-KS4. The app is available to download on the App Store for iOS devices. CapturaTalk Junior helps students with reading printed text and integrates the powerful ABBYY OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature. Students are able to

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Kent College Dyslexia Department use MindGenius to Support Students with Course Work and Literacy

Kent College in Tonbridge, Kent installed a MindGenius site licence in September 2004 which gave access to their 2,300 full-time and 12,000 part-time students on all of their 1,500+ PCs and laptops. Former dyslexia tutor Chris Sellers, herself a dyslexic, persuaded the college to purchase a site licence after researching suitable electronic mind mapping software

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New computer game could boost reading skills of dyslexic pupils

A new computer game could help dyslexic pupils to improve their reading skills. A new computer program developed to tackle dyslexia could help children from poor backgrounds – as well as those who are dyslexic – improve their reading skills, new research has claimed. The implementation of assistive technologies for children with special educational needs

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Brain structure could be different in dyslexic children

The brain structure of a dyslexic child could be different to that of a youngster without the condition. The structural connectivity of a dyslexic child’s brain could be different to that of a typically developed child, a new study has suggested. Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in the

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