Sunday, 28 February 2010
X2 Computing Touch Screen
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Ten presentation tips
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Woopid - Track changes
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
And what about those little add-ons that sit at the bottom of the screen, hiding the words you have been searching for? Why does nobody stand back as look at it? The answer is that nobody can be bothered to talk to the user group. So unless you can tell me that the user group has used it and provided feedback, please do not tell me that a website is dyslexia-friendly.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
• Contact information
• Trip information
• Financial information
• Make notes on clients
• Password management
• Teachers notes
• Students notes
• Project planning
• Make notes in courtrooms
• Gift ideas
• TV programs
• Capture news, track articles in periodicals
• Write books
• Domestic pets
All My Notes
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Let us take for example the issue of coloured backgrounds. Why can't designers implement something simple and easy to access instead of telling you to go to Options/Tools. One that does a reasonable job (though I would like to see more colour combinations) is the EU Project Embed.
Certain websites make an effort to use something such as Textic which uses templates. (See for example the British Dyslexia Association website.) But try searching for a word on the web page using the browser search and you will find the answer sits behind the Textic toolbar, unseen!
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Social bookmarking and web clipping tools
Calendar/event scheduling tools
Mind mapping tools
Note taking/sharing/annotation/whiteboarding tools
Monday, 15 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
iSheds, the project that is developing support for the dyslexic student in the Balkan countries, is launching an online support e-book for tutors. This should include sections on
- Understanding Dyslexia
- Learner preferences and learning styles of the dyslexic student
- Preparting matierals for the dyslexic student
- Assistive Technology for Tutors
- Supporting the dyslexic learner
Apparently the first section of the English version should be available in about a week. We are very interested in all feedback.
Friday, 12 February 2010
I did come across this free one that allows unlimited reading on the web, but member ($7 per month) also can download pdfs, e-book reader formats as well as mobile phone formats. They also offer unlimited support. The range seems excellent, thought I did not go into details.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
* Applications that students use during their online learning that may cause issues.
* Assistive Technologies that students use with their strategies to solve some of the issues arising.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Backup and storage reviews
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Start Speech Recognition
Start using your voice to control your computer
Set up microphone
Set up your computer to work properly with Speech Recognition
Take Speech Tutorial
Learn to use your computer with speech. Learn basic commands and dictation.
Train your computer to better understand you
Read text to your computer to improve your computer's ability to understand your voice. Doing this isn't necessary, but can help improve dictation accuracy.
Open the speech Reference Card
View and print a list of common commands to keep with you so you always know what to say.
And here is a short video that show a few details.
Speech-to-text on Windows 7
Friday, 5 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Bulgarian - Adystrain, Dessdys, Dys2, Embed, Include, Veto
Bosnian - iSheds
Croatian - iSheds
Czech - Dys2
Danish - Adystrain
Finnish - Adystrain
German - Adystrain, Dys2
Greek - Discovery, Dys2, Include
Hungarian - Dessdys, Discovery, Dystrain, Embed, Include, iSheds, Veto
Italian - Dessdys, Discovery, Embed, Veto
Lithuanian - Dys2
Polish - Embed , Include
Romanian - Dystrain, iSheds, Veto
Serbian - iSheds
Slovenian - iSheds
Spanish - Adystrain, Embed
Swedish - Dystrain
Turkish - Dessdys, Discovery
Welsh - Dystrain
Adystrain - Training for managers and vocational tutors
Dessdys - Study skills for students (temporary website)
Discovery - Transition support - Primary to Secondary
Dystrain - E-learning for teachers (Email me for details)
Embed - Dissemination of EU Projects
Include - Self-support for adults
iSheds - Identification and support in higher education in Balkans
Veto - BDA Quality Mark for institutions (Due online soon)
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
* Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (web browser)
* Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (email)
* Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition (calendar/tasks)
* ClamWin Portable (antivirus)
* Pidgin Portable (instant messaging)
* Sumatra PDF Portable (PDF reader)
* KeePass Password Safe Portable (passwords)
* Sudoku Portable (game)
* Mines-Perfect Portable (game)
* CoolPlayer+ Portable (audio player)
* Pnotes Portable (sticky notes)
* OpenOffice.org Portable* (office suite)
- Writer (word processor)
- Calc (spreadsheet)
- Impress (presentations)
- Base (database utility)
- Draw (drawing)
This means that if you like to always use the same software, and need to move from one computer to another, you will always have your software with you. The one big item missing is text-to-speech. But I am working on it!
Portable Apps Suite
Monday, 1 February 2010
This newly formed dyslexia association is developed out of Tuzla University, and is working in collaboration with the iSheds project. It will provide a portal for all those with an interest in dyslexia in Bosnia.
Developing dyslexia support in higher education in Bosnian, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian and Slovenian as well as English. Online ebook for support workers to be available in March 2010. Paper based version already available.
Self-evaluation tools for institutions now available as well as teachers self-assessment. Also self-learning modules. Available in EN, HU, BG, ES and IT.
Please help the Embed European Assistive Technology Survey by completing the online form at http://tinyurl.com/embedtechnologysurvey (NB If you want to return to it later, copy that long web address at the top. It refers just to your data.)
Dessdys (http://www.dessdys.eu/, but currently hosted at www.bf.hu/dessdys while in development). Online e-learning on study skills. First Newsletter already produced. Available upon request.Available from April 2010 in EN, BG, HU, IT and TR.
BDA-led project on European dissemination of the Quality Mark, creating dyslexia friendly vocational training centres in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the UK. Website launch in February 2010.
GeoDysCo Contacts (www.wdnf.info/contacts)
This now has several hundred international, national, local and individual contacts, with more coming onstream this week. 100 professionals working in the field of dyslexia in Croatia to be added in February. If you/your organisation wish to be listed or know others, please contact me for a template.
BDA Workshop Conference 25-26 Feb - Liverpool http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
EDA International Conference: Bruges 22-24 April - http://www.khbo.be/eda-khbo-dyslexiaconference
Forgive me for "advertising" but my book is finally out. "Dyslexia in the digital age" was published by Continuum in January.