Assistive Tech

DYSboxing #11 | Sonocent Recorder App Overview

By | September 27th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Taking hand written or typed notes in lectures or meetings can be a right pain, so in this episode of Dysboxing we are going to take a look at the Sonocent Recorder mobile app, which just [...]

DYSboxing #10 | Notetalker Edit Overview

By | September 8th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

No matter how advanced we get with technology, taking written notes by hand or by screen is an essential part of life. While making a shopping list or taking a phone number may not bring up [...]

DYSboxing #9 | Claro ScanPen OCR App Review

By | August 16th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

You’ve probably heard of text to speech, which reads documents and websites on your computer, and OCR, which turns real world text into editable digital text. There are a few mobile apps that combine these two [...]

A Beginners Guide to Audio Note Taking

By | August 11th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

The further we progress in work and education, the greater the need to take accurate and detailed notes becomes. In fact, the quality of your coursework or revision notes, or the ability to fulfil a managers [...]

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, [...]

Read&Write Tips & Tricks | Speeding up your Proof Reading

By | July 19th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

At The Codpast you’ll regularly hear us shouting from the rooftops about how much we love assistive tech. But we do realise that on top of the stresses of work, study, and deadlines, there can be [...]

DYSboxing #8 | ClaroRead Text-to-Speech Software Review

By | July 7th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

When I first got into Assistive Tech (AT) Text-to-Speech was one of the first types of application I used. It’s still the most used of all AT that I have on my computer. As a text-to-speech [...]

New Kids On the Block: The Latest Assistive Tech for This Summer

By | June 28th, 2016|Assistive Tech|

Five new AT solutions that you should know about. As Ferris Bueller said on his day off, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ [...]

DYSboxing #7 | Read&Write Text-to-Speech Software Review

By | May 24th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If you're a regular reader/viewer/listener of The Codpast, you'll know that for me as a Dyslexic blogger, without assistive technology, writing this blog would just be a labour rather than a labour of love.  Text-to-Speech was [...]

DYSboxing #6 | PAUSE | Meditation in Your Pocket

By | May 10th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice, Videos|

Being dyslexic can sometimes be pretty stressful. Whether it’s exams, work or all that reading and writing you need to do to get on top of your email back log, it can sometimes be useful to [...]

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