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BLOG POST: Reflections on Assistive Technology from the Dyslexia and Technology in Education conference: Part 3 – Lorna McKnight

Posted on 19th December 2011

In the final installment of my ramblings inspired by the BDA’s Technology in Education conference, another key topic that arose was the importance of audio. The use of text-to-speech software or speech-to-text software for dyslexic learners who have difficulty working with text is widely known. But one speaker, Maggie Wagstaff, raised what I think is […]

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BLOG POST: Reflections on Assistive Technology from the Dyslexia and Technology in Education conference: Part 2 – Lorna McKnight

Posted on 6th December 2011

Carrying on from my previous post, another common topic at the conference, and linked closely to the points I made before, was in making the best use of what’s already available. Young people need to be taught how to use computers more effectively, to gain all the benefit they can. Touch typing was strongly advocated […]

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