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50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

Check out the links below to audio versions of state drivers manuals OR pdf files of the manuals that can be read with our web-enabled text to speech program ReciteMe.

To have the manual read to you from the pdf, click on the “Reciteme” button in the upper left of this web page. To disable text to […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Being Dyslexic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

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Let Them Listen – Audiobooks and Dyslexia

 Let Them Listen!
“The objective of the present research study was to understand what benefits the use of audiobooks (both school-books and books of various genres, recorded on digital media) could bring to preadolescents and adolescents with developmental dyslexia. Two groups, each consisting of 20 adolescents, were compared. The experimental group used the audiobooks, while […]

DROPPING OUT BECAUSE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE [Premium]

At Harvard University in the 1970’s, a clinical psychologst made a startling discovery. Intending on studying the emotional problems that caused students at one of the world’s elite universities to drop out of school to drop out, he found out instead that the most common reason students dropped out of their degree programs was that […]

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WHEN A UNIVERSITY IS DYSLEXIA-UNFRIENDLY

Despite recent advances in dyslexia-friendly policies and statements in K-12 and higher education, reports of dyslexia-unfriendly and discriminatory practices are more common than anyone would like to mention.

At the university level, rarely is there any education for faculty and staff about the the needs of dyslexic and LD students on campus, so it should […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, College, dyslexia, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WHEN A UNIVERSITY IS DYSLEXIA-UNFRIENDLY

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Dyslexia and Medical School – AMA Journal of Ethics

In an important article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, physicians call for mandatory dyslexia training for medical school faculty.

The article presents the case of a 1st year dyslexic medical student who excelled in college and in clinical research, but who is conflicted about whether to disclose his dyslexia to faculty and fellow […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Careers, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Medical School – AMA Journal of Ethics

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Save Bookshare – Digital Books for Dyslexic and the Blind

 In Washington DC, the latest budget appropriations bill in the House of Representatives proposed eliminating funding for Bookshare for 2017. As many of you know, Bookshare is a critical resource for dyslexic individuals and the blind – and loss of funding could have devastating consequences for the 400,000+ members across the US.  Many students of […]

Top Back to School Apps for Dyslexia 2016 [Premium]

It’s Back to School – Check out Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 for kids, college, tutors, and grownups. A shout-out thanks to one of our supporters, Winsor Learning  for their simple to use Orton-Gillingham system. They make free reviews like this possible. Share your love by doing your back to school shopping at Dyslexic Advantage […]

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Read on the Web with Less Clutter- Chrome Readability

To read articles on the web with less visual distraction, try the free Readability extension for
the Google Chrome browser (also free). There are also Android, iPhone, and iPad versions.

Readability is a web and mobile app that reduces distraction while reading on the internet.

It also has Read Now, Read Later, and Send to Kindle functions.

 

 

 

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Read on the Web with Less Clutter- Chrome Readability

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Student Fights Dyslexia Discrimination at Princeton

 As many of you already know, the gap between the idea of protection against discrimination and the reality of it is often huge.

As reported in the Huffington Post yesterday, Rachel Barr, a recent Yale alum, was unable to continue her PhD program when she received a score of B- during an exam which her […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Being Dyslexic, College, Dyslexia Laws|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Student Fights Dyslexia Discrimination at Princeton

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Top Dyslexia App 2016 – Voice Dream Reader

Congratulations Voice Dream Reader for being named one of Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps of 2016!

Voice Dream is one of our community’s favorite apps for listening to text on the iPhone or iPad. It has a great user interface (especially loved is its connection with Bookshare – because Bookshare provides free electronic texts to […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Assessment, Technology, Top Dyslexia App|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Dyslexia App 2016 – Voice Dream Reader

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Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

The Department of Justice has also released  video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.  The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)

Exams are to be administered […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, Education, School, Technology, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine February 2016 is Out!

Feb 2016 Premium Magazine Highlights:

Secrets of Serial Dyslexic Entrepreneurs – MIND Strengths, Super Writing Strategies (Elaboration), Phonics and Auditory Processing (free teacher resources and videos), Research: Hearing Simulation, Seeing But Not Hearing, Interview with the College Board (extended time, reading options, 2016 ADA Guidelines, appeals, math, gifted homeschool), Dyscalculia Fast Facts, This is Your […]

Dyslexia and the Illusion of Inclusion – Making Education Fit the Child

There’s a viral post circulating on the Internet from a Texas special education professor: “It’s OK to say dyslexia!” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted shortly before his agency released guidance targeting the needs of the 2.5 million students with a learning disability. But while the government highlights the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, they are […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, IEP, Premium, Premium Content, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and the Illusion of Inclusion – Making Education Fit the Child

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Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 – Microsoft OneNote with Learning Tools

Today Microsoft released a great addition to its free organization – productivity app OneNote – and the two nicest things about it…it’s Free and it was created with students and adults with dyslexia in mind. As a result, Dyslexic Advantage is proud to announce that Microsoft’s OneNote Learning Tools is our first Top Dyslexia […]