More dyslexia friendly Fonts and Browser adons

dyslexia font

Previously i've posted about Dyslexia friendly fonts and a browser extension called OpenDyslexic i know some people dont like that font so ive tried a few others on my chromebook if they are on your platform opera, firefox, windows or ios please let us know on Facebook so i can add that information.

New report offers guidance to support disabled students

The Department for Education has (27 January 2017) published a new report which provides best practice guidance to help universities, colleges and independent higher education providers support their disabled students.

It will help to ensure that all higher education providers are best equipped to support disabled students to reach their full potential and succeed. It encourages providers to look at how they can support and offer the best possible environment for disabled students to pursue their studies.

podcast: How to Create MindMaps

How to Create MindMaps for your Blogging (although the lesson can be used for any creative purpose)
Today’s episode is about Mind Mapping. I want to talk about what mind maps are but more importantly I want to suggest a variety of different ways that you can use them in your blogging.

I create mind maps almost every day in my business – they help me in my content creation, how I promote my blog and grow traffic, how I monetize my blog, in my design and much more. In fact – I designed outlined this whole podcast in a mindmap which I’ll show you in today’s show notes.

Disability Works: Breaking down barriers in business

Across the world up to 1.2 billion people live with some sort of disability, it is estimated. That's equivalent to the population of China.
In the UK, it is thought that some seven million people of working age have a disability, which all adds up to an awful lot of spending power.
Latest figures from the UK's Department of Work and Pensions estimate that this spending power, the so-called "purple pound", is worth £249bn to the economy.
So what should businesses be doing to try to get a share of this money?

Dyslexia-Friendly Online SuperReading Course 2017

Online SuperReading Course
Since 2008, over 370 dyslexic adults have benefited from SuperReading courses. Now 86% of them read faster and with better comprehension than their tutors, in as little as four days. On average they have overtaken 60% of non-dyslexic readers. The course also has a money back guarantee if the SuperReader doesn’t double their Reading Effectiveness (speed x comprehension/recall). No-one has yet needed to claim their refund. We coach reading excellence and our feedback and evaluations are simply inspirational:

Dyslexia Dyspraxia Adult Symposium UK 2017, 7 Apr 2017 to 8 Apr 2017

South Bank Surbiton, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, surrey, KT6 6DF
Contact: symposium@hillcroft.ac.uk
Website: https://www.hillcroft.ac.uk/event/11/dyslexia-dyspraxia-symposium-uk-2017#

7 Apr 2017 to 8 Apr 2017
Adults with Dyslexia / Dyspraxia and those who work with and support them, come and join us to investigate and celebrate how adults with dyslexia / dyspraxia learn.

4-day workshop

This 4-day workshop is an introduction to the basic theories, principles and application of all the procedures described in Ronald Davis’s internationally best-selling book, The Gift of Dyslexia, and more. Training is done with a combination of lectures, demonstrations, group practice, and question and answer sessions. Attendance is limited to ensure the highest quality of training.

The DSA Guidance for the 16/17 academic year is now available online.

This document is designed as a quick reference guide to highlight the key changes for students applying for DSA to Student Finance England (SFE) and contains references to the relevant policy information. As with the 15/16 academic year there are two versions of the guidance, one for continuing students and one for new students only. There are transitional protection rules in place which will help you determine which students are ‘new’ and which are ‘continuing’.

HE Student Support Seminar 2017

21-23 March 2017 De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Rd, Old Windsor SL4 2JJ Book out your diary for 21-23 March 2017
Our annual seminar is designed for HEPs and SLC to explore the extensive insight and knowledge that we share. By doing so we will all enhance the student experience of the funding systems, and be better able to collaboratively deal with challenges and uncertainty.

Conferences At NADP

Conferences At NADP we run conferences to develop and learn about best practice; to discuss relevant themes and topics within the sector; provide networking opportunities; develop skills, knowledge and understanding; and provide advice and guidance.

We have numerous opportunities to sponsor our events including having a stall at our annual conference.

see full listings here National Association of Disability Practitioners Ltd

SuperReading Online Course

Dyslexia-friendly SuperReading is now available to readers with a good internet connection for a fraction of the price of a group course (25%), with a money back guarantee* You will become an excellent reader by ‘doing’, not listening (just like learning a musical instrument).

The course includes online videos, electronic practice and testing materials and emailed feedback with coaching to ensure you get the most from SuperReading. (This course also includes the Memory Room course).

Double your Reading Effectiveness** in as little as 4 days

Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free: Government responded

Government responded saying Schools are required to identify the special educational needs of children including arranging for necessary tests. Conditions such as dyslexia may be diagnosed by clinical professionals.
Sign the petition here

Handle for Gmail Brings Your Email, To-Dos, and Calendar Together

http://www.handle.com/

Chrome/iOS: Handle is the productivity add-on that Google should have made. It seamlessly combines emails, to-do lists, and calendars to make Gmail your central productivity hub.
How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub
Handle.com

Petition: Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.

Petition: Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.
This needs to be supported, because an assessment can cost up to £700. To get support in the workplace by the Department of Works in Pension under their Access to Work scheme, you need to have an assessment. The Adult Dyslexia Organisation is the UK's largest and most established user lead group with 25 years experience of successfully supporting and campaign for changes.
This is why we urge you to spread the word. post on social media email it to friends make a video and post it on our FB page

Dyslexia Myth - a medical endeavor that should begin with Pediatrician?

Given that Developmental Dyslexia and a Specific Learning Disability with Impairment in Reading are now accurately classified as "Neurodevelopmental Disorders", this helps highlight that they are of a medical origin and not caused by educational issues. Poor phonological awareness and the subsequent difficulty learning to read, despite adequate intelligence and opportunity, is most likely due to a genetic predisposition for learning difficulties.

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