Monday, 7 February 2011


Even thought I tend to use the newsletter now, I will keep you informed of other things that are going on here. So here is one. It is a webinar (a across between the web and a seminar) that I am doing on 24 Feb 2011, at 7pm UK time.

Assistive Technology – Why pay?
In a social model of dyslexia support, appropriate assistive technology would be supplied free to everybody, irrespective of the extend of their disabilities and the paperwork to support it. However, current policies provide money to the lucky few with little analysis of impact, productivity and value for money. Professor Ian Smythe shows that there is plenty of free software available, and often it is as good as the commercial versions. A dedicated web page with resources will be available after the talk.


anne said...

Thank you Ian. A thoroughly enjoyable first experience of a webinar!!! It was quite a long hour!!!! I will look forward to the next installment. You have provided such a wealth of resources and ideas to empower us as educators. Sincere thanks. Anne

stella said...

yes an excellent webinar - many thanks!

Darran said...

Ian, I thoroughly enjoyed your webinar last night and I'm planning to purchase your book today. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I have read your book and sadly cannot locate the copy anymore so it is fantastic to be able to share the webinar with colleagues.
I make use of the IM translator text to speech with all our dyslexic students at Londonmet, whether it be for MFL learning puposes or to help them edit their essays in their main field of study. I have to say that in French in particular, the quality of the rendering is amazing - I even use it to teach students how to use punctuation!

It has been greatly appreciated!