There are some fantastic support resources available for students with dyslexia; support that is likely to be equally useful to students without dyslexia. In support of World Dyslexia Awareness Week we’ve pulled together apps, advice and support we think is most valuable to students with dyslexia.
Expert Resources: dyslexia
These are the items that relate to dyslexia found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Sep 2018
Blog Post | Jul 2018
There are many ways to enjoy reading a book this summer. You can read books anywhere; on your commute, on your lunch hour or even on the beach. Find out how technology can allow you to experience the joy of reading, even if it's not following the conventional way you 'read' the book.
Blog Post | Oct 2016
As well as experiencing difficulty with reading and word comprehension, being dyslexic can mean a person finds it more difficult to organise things and process information. David Hunnisett, chief technical officer at Elixir health, talks to us about the tech tricks he uses for a smoother work and personal life.
Blog Post | Feb 2016
Discriminating against your employees with dyslexia has been against the law since the first disability discrimination legislation was introduced over 20 years ago. But it's in the news today as a result of Starbucks employee Meseret Kumulchew winning her disability discrimination case.
Blog Post | Feb 2016
We get lots of calls about lots of different subjects here at AbilityNet. However I took one last week that I thought might be worth highlighting. A careers advisor in the south of England had a request from the local employment service regarding a client with severe dyslexia. To receive government benefits, you have to apply for a certain number of jobs in a week, but this client has a real issue. Her literacy is so poor that she would need a lot of help and guidance in filling out forms and writing her CV. I outlined some possible solutions to the careers advisor
Factsheet | Jan 2016
This factsheet provides an overview of how you can control computers, tablets and smartphones with your voice. Communication technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and using voice recognition software to dictate to and control your computer has now become an increasingly attractive and practical proposition for many different users.
News | Oct 2015
Shane Lynch of Boyzone uses the voice controls built into his phone to join the world of social media. As he explains in our interview with him, his dyslexia means he struggles with reading and writing, so for a long time had shied away from Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Now, with the right technology in his hands, he's sending and receiving messages with family, friends and fans.
Case Study | Jun 2015
Having asked for help with his dyslexia when he started his course at Bristol University, Jack* received an assessment from an AbilityNet assessor.
Blog Post | Mar 2015
If you had told me in 1985 that by the year 2015 you could control your computer just by using your voice I would have looked at you in a very strange way. But in 2015 it’s no fantasy, and voice control is a very valuable tool for people with a range of disabilities and impairments.
Webinar | Jan 2015
This webinar was delivered to mark National Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014 and was delivered in association with Hands Free Computing. It is NOT a technical webinar but will be of interest to HR Directors, IT managers, disability advisers and friends and families of anyone with dyslexia interested in how to confidently and competently provide reasonable adjustments.