I found this clip very interesting as we had discussed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEM) on #DDChat the other week. When people discuss dyslexia, they usually mention how creative or entrepreneurial people with dyslexia may be and point to a list of artists, actors and actresses, musicians, filmmakers and business owners. So what about STEM? Read the rest of this entry
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
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
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
The one thing you will see me campaigning for is support for adults with dyslexia. There are so many charities, groups and parent networks that are pushing for change in schools, but there aren’t enough people (in my opinion) pushing for change in the way adults with dyslexia are treated. We’re kind of left to get on with it! This really needs to change, especially when so many people with dyslexia are unemployed or struggle to find work. Read the rest of this entry