Articles

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, [...]

New exhibition Highlights Dyslexic Design Talent

By | September 27th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, News and Views|

So apparently the word dyslexia comes from the Greek language. Dys meaning difficulty and Lexic meaning with words. If that’s the case, after hanging out with some of the countries most accomplished dyslexic designers, I’m starting [...]

Debra Charles is Recruiting a Dyslexic Army!

By | September 27th, 2016|News and Views|

Debra Charles, CEO of Novacroft, wants to recruit a dyslexic army! Will you join the cause? A couple of weeks ago I noticed the hashtag, #sayyestodyslexia popping up in my feed. Being the ever curious blogger, [...]

Jobs for Dyslexics | Veterinary Surgeon – Judy Puddifoot

By | September 8th, 2016|Working Life|

As dyslexics we are often told that there are some jobs that we are just not suited to, or that our unique challenges may make certain professions no go areas. We at The Codpast [...]

James Wilsons DysleXia factor wows X Factor Judges

By | September 8th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

Image from YouTube Cabinet maker James Wilson helped kick off this year’s series of The X Factor in typical heart string pulling fashion. Over the weekend the dyslexic musician, who in the past has [...]

Mollie King Releases New Solo Material

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

After a two-year hiatus, and hot on the heels of fellow band mates, Una Healy and Vanessa White, ‘The Saturdays’ Mollie King has hit the charts with her own solo material. Her signing with Island Records [...]

How to create an environment to balance your mind

By | August 18th, 2016|Help and Advice|

Did you know that a cluttered environment, creates a mess inside your head, making it hard to focus and get anything done? If you need any assistance when reading this post please note Browsealoud is installed [...]

Books by Dyslexics | Amber Lee Dodd’s We Are Giants

By | August 9th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

When I was growing up, most books aimed at young female readers, seemed to only feature girls with perfect figures and the boys that fought over them. I had unrealistic expectations of the world because of [...]

Top 3 Online Grammar Checkers for Error Free Writing

By | July 26th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Listmania|

In 1971 Ralph Gorin, of Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, programmed a rudimentary artificial intelligence app that has become one of the world’s most widely used assistive technologies. Now, while Spell Check is not always perfect, [...]

Italian Play Set Out to Tackle the Dark Side of Dyslexic

By | July 21st, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

With the advances of assistive technology and support in education and the workplace, dyslexic traits that were traditionally seen as barriers can now be overcome. One issue that still prevails though, is the self-deprecation caused by [...]