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    15 CEOs With Learning Disabilities

    A list of 15 CEOs, many of whom you’ll recognise, who have learning disabilities, who prove that perceived weaknesses can also be strengths. (Love, D.  Business Insider Australia May 20 2011).

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    ABC radio: How well does our education system cope with students who have dyslexia?

    ABC Radio National program, Life Matters speaks to Rauno Parrila, Professor of Education at Macquarie University, Christa Hill, a film student at Swinburne University, and Alex Feofiloff, who is studying human movement at Macquarie University, about how well the tertiary sector supports dyslexic students.

     

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    ADDults with ADHD (NSW) Inc.

    ADDult is a non-funded voluntary organisation established to address the needs of adults with ADHD and other related conditions, and their families.

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    ALDA: Australian Learning Disability Association

    Some of the aims of ALDA are to: Create a climate of public understanding, awareness and acceptance of Learning Disability (LD) nationally. Lobby at a national level to promote the understanding of LD in education, government and community sectors. Inform people with LD of their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act. Provide educative information relating to Learning Disability.

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    AUSPELD

    AUSPELD is the Australian Federation of SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties) Associations.

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    Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities: ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia - US

    This paper by Melana Zyla Vickers, examines the nature of this assistance and discusses the policy questions it raises. The report is based on interviews with on-campus experts in learning disabilities, professors who deal with learning-disabled students, and students themselves. It incorporates statistics showing the rise in accommodations for college students' mild learning disabilities.

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    Apps for Literacy Support

    Greg O'Connor from Spectronics has created a list of Apps for iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone that support the literacy needs of people who struggle with reading and writing. Included in the list are Apps to support reading text, writing, note taking, organisation and study.

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    Assistive Software: Co:Writer SOLO

    Co:Writer is word prediction software, it recognises and predicts words based on phonetic spellings. Co:Writer is for students who struggle with translating thoughts into writing. Students can effectively express ideas in writing, improve spelling and create coherent sentences.

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    Assistive Software: Ghotit - writing and reading assistant

    Ghotit was founded by people with dyslexia. Ghotit’s mission is to improve the overall quality of life of a person with dyslexia. Ghotit is not a treatment for dyslexia. It’s a set of services that assists adults and kids to overcome their writing and reading difficulties by helping to convert their poorly spelled written limitations to mainstream English. The software includes advanced writing and reading assistive technologies tailor-made for people with dyslexia and dysgraphia:

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    Assistive Software: Kurzweil - Educational Systems

    Kurzweil products are for individuals with learning difficulties (Kurzweil 3000) and for those who are blind (Kurzweil 1000).

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