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A clever toolbar designed to help students with literacy difficulties to interact with text on screen is helping schools, colleges and universities to save money.
It's ME! is Dyslexia Action's new appeal that aims to generate awareness of dyslexia and literacy difficulties through the voices of those affected. As part of It's ME!, an interactive online support community has launched for those affected and anyone with a general interest in dyslexia.
Disabled readers are already benefiting from using e-books but, according to a new report, publishers can do even more with the technology to improve access. The project, funded by JISC TechDis, JISC Collections and the Publishers Licensing Society, has made good practice recommendations for the publishing industry.
The upcoming International Research and Practice Conference will be the tenth annual behaviour support event hosted by the British Institute of Learning Disability (BILD). It will be a good opportunity to hear from acknowledged experts, engage in debate and exchange new ideas.
West Nottinghamshire College has developed its own tracking database to record the progress of its learners who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Discreet targets and steps can be tracked and actions recorded, saved time for staff and making information more accessible and confidential.
Oakwood Court College has successfully used webcams with avatars to breakdown the communication barriers between tutors and students with severe learning disabilities. One student, in spite of her mutism, was able to speak for the very first time.
EduApps is the umbrella term for three different collections of portable and completely free software applications for teachers and learners. Becoming increasingly popular with learners and teachers across the country, find out how two providers in particular have used them with remarkable outcomes.
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