Dyslexic Programmers Research project

ADO has been contacted by Masters student, Nojood Alghamdi who is working on a dissertation about dyslexics and computer programming and is  looking for research participants.

This study is part of a master’s thesis which aims to investigate the difficulties faced by dyslexic people (people with reading and writing disabilities) while programming.

The survey will not take more than 2–5 minutes. Your participation will be voluntary and entirely anonymous.  You will be free to withdraw at any time.

I would be appreciated if you pass the survey to other people who might be interested.

If you have any queries about the survey or study, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nojood Alghamdi
Master’s student
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham, UK.




DWP fails to track discrimination complaints

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The government department responsible for running the Disability Confident employment scheme has admitted failing to keep track of how many complaints of disability discrimination are made by its own staff.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) repeatedly brags about its much-criticised scheme, which aims to help employers recruit and retain disabled employees, and it claims itself to be a Disability Confident “Leader”, the highest of the scheme’s three levels. Continue reading “DWP fails to track discrimination complaints”



UK Disability History Month

disability history logoUK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. 2016 will be our seventh year and we have seen a steady increase in interest and activity since we began in 2010.

“It is our turn to document this history and to become agents of change within our communities”

learn more at ukdhm.org