October is Dyslexia Awareness month and over the next four weeks ADCET will be using the Dyslexie font as the default font on the website. From November onwards, website visitors will then have the option to choose between the normal font and the Dyslexie font - font options can be found in the top right-hand side of the website.
Christian Boer, the creator of Dyslexie font, has been affected by dyslexia for as long as he can remember. His experience inspired him to design a solution to improve readability for people with dyslexia. Christian combined his graphic design skills with his dyslexia, abandoning traditional typeface design rules, favouring instead the user needs of a dyslexic person. The result? The Dyslexie font.
A review of the literature was conducted to explore the experience of nursing students with dyslexia while on clinical placement. Three main themes emerged, including risk to patient safety, disclosure of dyslexia and support for nursing students. The literature review highlights the lack of dyslexia awareness and understanding in the research and at the trusts at which nursing students are placed, and calls for further research in this area. (McPheat, C. (2014). Nursing Standard. 28(41): 44-49 - 2014).
This University of Melbourne guide has been developed for Academics and provides tips and advice that students with disability want teachers to know. Includes information on hearing impairment, mental illness, blindness, dyslexia, Multiple Sclerosis and Mobility Difficulties.
The Irlen Dyslexia Centre provides assessment for dyslexia, learning difficulties, reading problems, visual or depth perception issues, headaches while reading. Member, Australasian Association of Irlen Consultants. Associated with The Irlen Institute, USA.
The Irlen Method is non-invasive technology that uses colored overlays and filters to improve the brain's ability to process visual information. It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems associated with Irlen Syndrome.
The Spring edition (Volume 26, Issue 1) contains articles on: Assessment of the Adult Writer; Identifying College Students At Risk for LD; Disclosure of Non-Apparent Disabilities to Receive Classroom Accommodations; Financial Barriers for Students with Non-apparent Disabilities; Assessing the Impact of ADHD Coaching Services on University Students; “b-Learning in a Distance Learning Graduate Program for Deaf Students;Assessing - High-Achieving Post-secondary Students with ADHD.
Volume 27 (1), Spring 2014
- College Students with ADHD at Greater Risk for Sleep Disorders
- Self-Report Assessment of Executive Functioning in College Students with Disabilities
- Coaching and College Success
- Assessing Metacognition as a Learning Outcome in a Postsecondary Strategic Learning Course
- Using the College Infrastructure to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum
- (dis)Ability and Postsecondary Education: One Woman’s Experience
- An Initial Investigation into the Role of Stereotype Threat in the Test Performance of College Students with Learning Disabilities
Volume 27 (2), Summer 2014
- Monitoring for Accessibility and University Websites: Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities
- A Virtual Commitment: Disability Services Information on Public Community College Websites
- Self-Advocacy and Perceptions of College Readiness Among Students with ADHD
- Vocabulary Knowledge of Deaf and Hearing Postsecondary Students
- Effects of an Intensive Disability-Focused Training Experience on University Faculty Self-Efficacy
- Personal Factors that Influence the Voluntary Withdrawal of Undergraduates with Disabilities
- Applying Universal Design to Disability Service Provision: Outcome Analysis of a Universal Design (UD) Audit.
Volume 30, Issue 4
- Student Voices: Recommendations for Improving Postsecondary Experiences of Students with Disabilities
- Cognitive Flexibility and Its Relationship to Academic Achievement and Career Choice of College Students with and Without Attention Deficit Disorder
- Measuring Self-Advocacy Skills Among Student Veterans with Disabilities: Implications for Success in Postsecondary Education
- "Smiling and Ready to Learn:" A Qualitative Exploration of University Audit Classroom Instructors' Experience with Students with Intellectual Disabilities
- College Students Who Have ASD: Factors Related to First Year Performance
- Faculty Mentorship Program for Students with Disabilities: Academic Success Outcomes (Practice Brief)
- Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach (Book Review)