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  • Article

    Pathways 9: Specific Study Strategies for Learning Difficulties

    Pathways 9 2008. Robyn Yucel and Ainslee Hill, La Trobe University

    Negotiating a Path around Learning Difficulties

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    Podcast: Christian Boer Founder and creator of Dyslexie Font

    Christian Boer the Founder and creator of Dyslexie Font talks to Shae Wissell from Dear Dyslexic.

    Christian has been affected by dyslexia for as long as he can remember, this experience inspired him to design a solution to improve readability for people with dyslexia – the Dyslexie Font. Christian combined his graphic design skill with his dyslexia, abandoning traditional typeface design rules, favouring instead the user needs of a dyslexic person.

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    Report: Evaluating the effectiveness of support interventions for dyslexic learners in multiple learning environments - NZ

    This report is a culmination of a two-year project to evaluate and report on interventions that work best for adult learners with dyslexia.

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    RoboBraille is an email service which can convert digital text documents into either Braille or audio files. Upload your file by using our web interface and you will receive the document back from RoboBraille in the specified format - an audio file, for example. It is free for non-commercial users to use RoboBraille. Many RoboBraille users are visually impaired or dyslexic individuals who use the email service for work, study or past-time activities.

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    SSS Screening Text

    Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome - Screening Text.

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    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) access

    The Access2Science web site provides articles and links on accessibility of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Its purpose is to provide practical information to people with print disabilities and to their friends, parents, and teachers.

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    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.