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Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Dyslexic Advantage newsletter includes:
Weta Workshop Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor
Ptahra Helps New York’s Dyslexia Bill Become Law
Sabrina Brazzo, Dyslexic Ballerina
How to Respond to Negative Self-Talk
Best Practices for Dyslexia
Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?
When Spelling Words Don’t Stick
National Association of School Psychologists Speaks Out on Dyslexia Screeners
Beyond Combination Locks
Microsoft Updates Immersive Reader
How Can I […]

How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

The following instructions are for MacOS Sierra (10.12.16).

You can activate Read Aloud (or Text to Speech) on your Mac so that it reads documents (word, pdf, etc.) or websites when you select certain keys.

Apple Icon > System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Selected Text When the Key is Pressed

You can also change […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Apps, dyslexia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

3 Technology Must-Do’s for Dyslexia at School

From a recent article: “My teachers won’t let me take a photo of the Whiteboard…(are you serious?)” and the post has been shared over 1000 times. Yes, this is common. Yes this shouldn’t happen to students with dyslexia or dysgraphia.

We are still gathering data from our Dyslexia at School Study (if you haven’t taken it, […]

Why Reading with Dyslexia is Easier on Your Phone

From Scientific American, “The reason I became interested in this field is because I have dyslexia, and reading was always a challenge. Reading for me was so painful and non-productive, in fact, that for a period of about 20 years I almost stopped reading altogether. But then, by chance, I discovered that when I […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Being Dyslexic, Premium Content, Reading, Research, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Reading with Dyslexia is Easier on Your Phone

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Dyslexia: Why Neil de Grasse Tyson Was Wrong

“This heartwarming exchange was shared widely on social media–populating hundreds of thousands of Facebook feeds with two minutes and forty-eight seconds of edifying inspiration.

The only problem: Dr. Tyson’s advice to ambitious dyslexics is terrible!” _ Todd Grindal and Laura Schifter, author of How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to […]

Essential Dyslexia Accommodations for the Common Core

It’s absolutely essential that dyslexic students (as well as other LD students) have access to learning supports and accommodations in the classrooms instituting the Common Core, but as the curriculum is still in the process of rolling out, student and parents may need to educate and advocate to ensure they learning is accessible and […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Categories: Accommodations, Education|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Essential Dyslexia Accommodations for the Common Core

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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology – Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia – Jamie Martin – Kildonan School

Jamie Martin’s terrific review of the best iPad apps for dyslexic students. 

By |November 27th, 2013|Categories: Education, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Assistive Technology – Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia – Jamie Martin – Kildonan School

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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology: How I Use Text-to-Speech-Dr Beth Gatewood

Dyslexic Advantage Webinar – Dr. Gatewood’s How I Use Text to Speech walks people through the different forms of text-to-speech, machine vs. human voices, resources like Bookshare, Kindle-Audible, and Learning Ally, and newer resources Prizmo and Bookscan. Beth’s webinar provides practical information for parents, students, teachers, and adults with dyslexia.
For a copy of Beth’s […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Teachers, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Assistive Technology: How I Use Text-to-Speech-Dr Beth Gatewood

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