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  • Article

    Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome: screening and referral guidelines

    These guidelines and checklist are designed to assist Disability Liaison Officers to determine whether to refer a student for assessment for the existence of Scotopic Sensitivity (SS) Syndrome.

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    Smartphone App: Prizmo

    Being able to take a photo of a page of text, OCR it and have it read back is very useful when coming across hardcopy in a classroom, library or work placement. For iPhone or iPad users Prizmo does just this.

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    Smartphone App: Text Fairy

    For android smartphone users, Text Fairy will OCR photographed text and the built in text-to-speech capability of android phones (go to accessibility settings) allows text-to-speech to read the text aloud.

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    SpLD Awareness and Inclusion Training - UK

    This is a series of short, interactive online training resources for university staff which are designed to increase awareness of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) in Higher Education.

    The training resources: give staff an overview of each SpLD and the ways each of them overlap and co-occur; outline some of the difficulties that students with SpLDs can experience in HE; and, introduce staff to some of the key principles of inclusive curriculum design, curriculum delivery and assessment, and give them practical ideas to use to ensure accessibility.

    The online training covers Dyselxia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.

  • Video

    Students’ Stories – The Same, But Different (Ireland)

    This short documentary focuses on students with disability in College navigating college life – from finding lecture theatres, to learning to live independently, to fitting in with a new group of friends.

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    Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia (Audio website - UK)

    Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is a resource developed by the University of Sheffield (UK).

  • Article

    Study Strategies for Students with Dyslexia

    This resource by Lois MacCullagh, was compiled from ideas provided by students with dyslexia and other students from Macquarie University in a research study conducted in 2013 and 2014. The study was supported by the School of Education, ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders and the Macquarie University Disability Service.

    Please note that if you are printing copies of this resource, people with dyslexia are likely to find it easier to read when printed in colour.

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    Succeeding in College and Work, Students with Disabilities: Valesca - Video Case Study

    In this video Valesca, a student with a learning disability, shares strategies to successfully study, graduate and get a job. At age three, Valeska’s parents were told she would never graduate from college. Valeska struggled in school all her life. After many years of dropping in and out of school, Valeska, now an older student with a learning disability finds ways to succeed in college. Other case studies available at the same site.

  • Article

    Supporting STEM students with dyslexia - UK

    The Institute Of Physics has produced Supporting STEM students with dyslexia, to enable all those in STEM Higher Education to understand better the impact of dyslexia in the STEM learning environment. The guide contains good practice examples and case studies to help those teaching STEM subjects to make simple adjustments to their practice, benefiting all students and not just those with dyslexia.

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    The Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW)

    This is a non-profit, volunteer organization including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals. LDW is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, and to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities. (Was originally Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts (LDAM)).