Assistive Tech

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 [...]

MindNode | Versatile Mobile Mind Mapping On The Go

By | May 5th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice, Student Life, Working Life|

As an Assistive Technology tutor, I’m familiar with most of the popular Mind Mapping programmes available for desktop Mac’s and PC’s. I’d never looked at using a mobile Mind Mapping app as I couldn’t imagine planning [...]

Top 5 Referencing Tools for Dyslexic Students

By | April 21st, 2016|Assistive Tech, Listmania, Student Life|

Nearly all courses expect you to submit written work that has been referenced, without it you may be accused of plagiarising (passing someone else’s work off as your own). Referencing is a time-consuming and complicated process [...]

A Beginners Guide to Text-to-speech Software

By | April 19th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Student Life, Videos, Working Life|

For anyone grappling with text based tasks, Text-to-speech software can massively improve your speed and accuracy. This video gives an overview of how Text-to-speech works and demos of some of the most common features that come [...]

Free Software Takes the Pain Out of Referencing

By | March 31st, 2016|Assistive Tech, Student Life|

Zotero handles the referencing so you can get on with the writing. When I was at University, I remember the euphoric feeling of getting to the end of my essay, hitting the word count and realising [...]

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