With increasing awareness of the visual differences associated with dyslexia and the high incidence of dyslexia in the general population (15-20%), the world seems poised to change how they present print to dyslexic readers. What fonts are best for dyslexic readers affects the overall readability of texts and there for speed, accuracy and potentially […]
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BREAKING NEWS: US Department of Education Guidelines Regarding the IDEA, Educational Benefit, and Supreme Court Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District
The U.S. Department of Education has just released guidelines in light of the recent unanimous US Supreme Court Decision Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District. That decision interpreted the scope of FAPE (free appropriate public education) to mean that a school’s educational program must provide “more than de minimus” educational benefit. “De minimus” […]
For many, the most frustrating aspect of dyslexia is writing. Writing gets better over time, but it may remain effortful and some will find non-verbal outlets for expression such as drawing, film, building physical objects or managing teams more expressive. Because dyslexic thinkers often have strong associational minds and personal memories, writing difficulties are more likely […]
We are posting the California Dyslexia Guideline here as a convenience to our members who would like to use ReciteMe to listen to the document.
FYI: the document uses ‘disability’ framework of dyslexia and reflects the particular orientation of the authors.
To activate ReciteMe, click the button at upper left in this browser, then click the […]
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 […]
Here’s our 2017 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage Community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups. Last Updated October 13, 2017.
Only 8 states have no dyslexia laws […]
NASP or the National Association of School Psychologists recently published an article entitled: “Four Dyslexia Screening Myths That Cause More Harm Than Good in Preventing Reading Failure and What You Can Do Instead.” As many of you who are involved in dyslexia advocacy know, NASP holds a great deal of influence over school psychologists. […]
Are you fluent in another language? If so, we could use your help bringing the positive message of dyslexia to non-English speakers.
Here are the steps for translating videos on our Youtube Channel:
1. Go the video you want to contribute translations to.
2. Select the gear icon
3. Select Subtitles / CC > Add subtitles or […]
Here are instructions for turning Read Aloud on your iPhone.
Settings>General>Accessibility>Speech>Speak Selection (you can adjust speed with the slider at the bottom of this page; turtle for slower and rabbit for faster)
Once you have completed the steps above, click on this link for a newsletter, select text and select SPEAK.
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Here is a list of state-approved educational assessment tools (from March 2016). You can check whether specific early reading or dyslexia screeners are listed for your state.
Reference in Word Document here.
To activate text-to-speech, click the ReciteMe button in the top left of the browser. To turn Recite me off, click the ‘X’ in the […]