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The Codpast looks back at a fantastic 2016

By | December 15th, 2016|News and Views|

As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at the highlights of our year of podcasting, blogging and public speaking. February: At the start of the year dyslexia took pole [...]

Four Things I Learned from AA Gill

By | December 13th, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, News and Views|

As someone who stays away from the broadsheets, (I find them difficult, long winded and energy sapping) the writing of AA Gill was something I was never really aware of. But three weeks ago, I received [...]

What’s the Future for Assistive Tech?

By | December 8th, 2016|News and Views|

Establishing itself as one of the go to events of the year, ATEC (The Assistive Technology Exhibition and Conference) moved ‘tup’ north for it’s second annual conference of the year. With keynotes speeches from Microsoft and [...]

Dyslexics in Film: The Edge of Seventeen

By | November 29th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

The Edge of Seventeen see's fellow dyslexic, Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, Natural Born Killers) star as Mr. Bruner, an inspiring teacher and occasional agony-uncle. In a genre that has seen better [...]

Adobe Trials New Software That Could Revolutionise Text to Speech

By | November 18th, 2016|Assistive Tech|

If you are familiar with Text to Speech software (T2S), then you’ll know how much of a life line it is when crafting and checking your written work. I literally couldn’t write this blog without it. [...]

Help for Adults with Dyslexia that won’t break the bank

By | November 15th, 2016|Help and Advice|

When it comes to resources for those with dyslexia, it can often feel like most help or information is focused on children, parents or educators. So, who’s looking out for us adults? Where do we turn [...]

The Magic of Motivation: Five Videos to Super Charge Your Willpower

By | October 24th, 2016|Help and Advice|

A few months back I decided it was time to get in shape. In the past I’d tried the gym (yawn), running (a knee or ankle injury waiting to happen) and yoga (a little too docile [...]

Dyslexics Films for October: Stork & Inferno

By | October 24th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

October sees the release of two more films starring or made by actors or crew with dyslexia. Stork starring Jennifer Aniston and Inferno by superstar Producer Brian Grazer. If you need any assistance when reading this [...]

Dyslexics in Film: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By | October 13th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

Last month actress Lauren McCrostie popped into our podcast studio to tell us the serendipitous story, of how she ended up starring in the latest Tim Burton film. The film is currently on general release so [...]

200 Ways to Improve your Spelling with Mnemonics

By | September 29th, 2016|Help and Advice, Student Life|

Let’s face it, the English language is confusing. Years after leaving school my spelling is still atrocious, I still struggle to work out when and where I should use capital letters, I have no idea when, [...]