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Defining My Dyslexia

Defining My Dyslexia | Assistive Technology for Education & Employment | Scoop.it

Perhaps I’ve succeeded not

despite of, but because of,

my disability.

Diana Petschauer's insight:

Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!

"Studies using cognitive testing and functional M.R.I.’s have demonstrated exceptional three-dimensional and spatial reasoning among dyslexic individuals, which may account for the many successful dyslexic engineers. Similar studies have shown increased creativity and big-picture thinking (or “gist-detection”) in dyslexics, which correlates with the surprising number of dyslexic entrepreneurs, novelists and filmmakers."

 "Today’s educational environment exacerbates dyslexic weaknesses. Schools misidentify poor spelling and slow reading as a lack of intelligence; typically diagnose the condition only after students have fallen behind; and too often fail to provide dyslexic students with the audio and video materials that would help them learn. Until these disadvantages are removed, “disability” most accurately describes what young dyslexics confront."

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Recognize images and text and speak it out: Talking Goggles

Recognize images and text and speak it out: Talking Goggles | Assistive Technology for Education & Employment | Scoop.it
Diana Petschauer's insight:

Looking forward to this app being approved!

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Diana Petschauer's comment, March 14, 2013 10:29 PM
Thanks, Martin! :)
Diana Petschauer's comment, March 17, 2013 8:06 PM
This app worked well and quickly. I took a photo of a few products from my cupboard and it identified them immediately, and offered access to the internet to learn more.
Martijn van der Spek's comment, March 18, 2013 6:44 AM
Thanks for trying it out Diana. We plan to submit an update today that adds a few more features. Any recommendations are welcome!
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NaviDys For iPad Offers Total Control Over Browser Text

NaviDys For iPad Offers Total Control Over Browser Text | Assistive Technology for Education & Employment | Scoop.it

Change the Font Size while you browse the internet on an iPad, and change the font stye, including the choice of the Open Dyslexie Font! Improved Reading experience for everyone, accessible reading experience for visually impaired or individuals with Dyslexia.

Diana Petschauer's insight:

I like that you can adjust letter spacing, word spacing and Line spacing as well! The dyslexie font is described well in this article  "like a pair of old comfortable slippers for your eyes."

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Diana Petschauer's comment, May 7, 2013 7:57 AM
ER Browser is another excellent app with similar options and also offers color overlays for the web! http://erbrowser.com/
StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:48 AM

NaviDys for iPad and iPhone is a fully-customisable browser application that makes the World at your fingertips more accessible. Easy to use interface allows you to change the font, size, style and spacing of any web page to make the website more accessible. Featuring the Dyslexie font, specifically created to support users with dyslexia, this browser application allows users to research information, follow instructions from Moodle, or even check their emails, confidently and independently.