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Carolyn go and me (aka Gerlingo and Me)

Gerlingo

after the west block (After the last blog)

… using Siri I was recommended another free speech to text

… App to try out.  Read the rest of this entry

Siri and me

today’s blog is going to be a little bit different from normal because I’m using the help of Siri on my iPad. (why no capital letter?) I’m not going to edit any of what I’ve put in today (I have added edits in brackets) and it will have all the mistakes that Siri has made. This is my second attempt at trying to write the blog because

…Siri keeps freezing just like that. I never had to use speech to text while I was at university. My particular dyslexia makes it harder for me to read rather than writing.  Read the rest of this entry

#blogging4charity – J is for Joy

Somewhere over the rainbow
A long way from school
There’s a daydreamer drifting
Trying to change the rules.

Should she walk the yellow path
Or should she pick the red?
No guidance from the Munchkin host
Or signposts overhead.  Read the rest of this entry

#blogging4charity – A is for Assistive Technology

I wrote a blog last week about My Ideal App. I was inspired by taking part in a weekly Twitter chat about accessibility, #AXSChat. Before taking part in the weekly discussions I never really thought about assistive technology and took it for granted at university. However, if I didn’t have the programs on my laptop, attaining my university degree would have been an even bigger mountain to climb.

Most of my experience with assistive technology has been within the education system which is reflected within the blog.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: My Ideal App

Having joined in with #AXSChat for the last few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about assistive technology. I also get a lot of Twitter accounts of various apps add and Tweet to me about their product. A lot of them seem quite similar when I’ve looked at them. A lot seem to be aimed towards young learners rather than for adults and adolescents.

I thought I would write a blog about what would make my ideal app for my dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome as recently graduated mature student and someone who would like to read and write more. I think it would be a ‘super’ app with all the things I’d like in one thing rather in the various I have already, but here goes!   Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Reading Challenge

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to start reading more. I guess for me I’ve always found reading to be a pretty miserable experience from my memories of school, college and university (to a lesser extent) with deadlines on reading a specific book or paper. Now that I am no longer in education (for the moment anyway) I’ve decided that it’s about time I tried to read more for myself.

Armed with my new iPad that I bought after leaving university as a ‘well done’ to myself, I have downloaded a number of free books on the iBooks and Kindle apps. Some classics I’ve been wanting to read for a while and some books that just seemed interesting or that appealed to me.  Read the rest of this entry

Can you spare 5 minutes? Assistive Technology

My wonderful friends at Hidden Abilities are looking for your help! They are conducting an online survey for people with dyslexia to find out what you would like to see available to support your needs through assistive technology. If you have a spare few minutes and want to have your input, then head to: http://www.hiddenabilities.org/your-thoughts

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