Assistive Tech

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 [...]

DYSboxing #5 | The ThinkWrite Headset | Your Flexible Friend

By | March 8th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Student Life, Videos, Working Life|

ThinkWrite: A well designed headset with an impressive trick up it’s sleeve. A few weeks ago I came across this deceptively normal looking pair of headphones. Sure they are well designed, and if you’re searching for [...]

DYSboxing #4 | The Intelligent Spell Checker

By | December 17th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Student Life, Videos, Working Life|

Ever wished you could magically correct your bad spelling? If you need any assistance when reading this post please note Browsealoud is installed on this site. Click the headphone logo in the top left corner of [...]

DYSboxing #3 | Improve Your Note-Taking with Notetalker

By | October 22nd, 2015|Assistive Tech, Student Life, Videos, Working Life|

The Notetalker app turns your mobile device into a powerful recording and audio note-taking companion. Rather than mimicking the functions of your devices built-in audio recorder, Notetalker allows you to flag important parts of the recording [...]

Raising the Bar | The Reader Pen by C-Pen

By | October 13th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If you’ve tried text to speech on your computer, you’ll know how useful a tool it is for comprehension and proof reading. For me, I find at the end of a long and tiring day, there’s [...]

SMART Kapp | Collaborative Working for the 21st Century

By | September 22nd, 2015|Assistive Tech|

SMART Kapp have created a new kind of 'smart' whiteboard that may change note taking and collaborative brainstorming the class and boardroom. One of my first dyslexia related memories is sitting in class, trying frantically to [...]

Top 5 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Apps And Software

By | September 10th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Listmania|

When producing written work there are now more ways than ever to cut down on the amount we actually need to type. Meaning we can spend more time getting our wonderful thoughts written down rather than [...]

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