Assistive Tech

Is 10 the Magic Number?

By | June 11th, 2015|Assistive Tech|

It's well known that I am a bit of an Apple fan boy. For me, mobile computing and creative pursuits just seem to work better on a Mac. In the office however, I'm quite happy on [...]

DYSboxing #2 – ClaroSpeak Plus

By | May 26th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If I was stuck on a desert island and could only take one piece of assistive tech. Without a doubt my text to speech software would be what I’d choose to lounge with on my exotic [...]

DYSboxing #1 – Appy Job Hunting

By | April 28th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Job hunting can be a frustrating task at the best of times. But as a Dyslexic about to embark on the epic journey that is online job hunting, the word frustrating seems like a bit of [...]

5 Assistive modes you never knew existed on your iPad

By | March 24th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Listmania, Videos|

For Dyslexics, tablet computers (the iPad in particular) can be a great alternative to desktop or laptop computing. The form factor, clean interface and their ability to be used almost anywhere, make tablets a great companion [...]

The Bett Show 2015

By | February 11th, 2015|Assistive Tech|

Last month the biggest Educational Technology show on the planet came to town. The Bett Show filled the whole of East London’s Excel centre to the seams with some of the most cutting edge gadgets on [...]

Whispersync: A marriage of convenience

By | October 19th, 2014|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice|

As a Dyslexic, reading is something I’ll always have a love hate relationship with. It’s frustrating, exhausting and downright daunting. But on the flip side, being engrossed in a book can be a magical experience. As [...]

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

By | July 24th, 2014|Assistive Tech|

I've heard about Livescribe pens before but never really been that inspired by the concept. That was until I saw this video. The Livescribe 3 looks like an amazingly useful piece of assistive tech. Has anyone [...]

Instant Mobile Reading Assistance Life Changing for 42 million Dyslexics

By | May 26th, 2014|Assistive Tech, News and Views|

U.S. Tech Company develops a reading assistant app that brings the dyslexic community together. Make sure you watch the video on the kickstarter page as it raises some points I think we can all identify with. [...]

iPad Accessibility – The Accessibility Menu

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If you want to get even more out of your iPad, the Accessibility Menu is the place to start. Here you will find everything you need to make your iPad talk to you, listen to you [...]

iPad Accessibility – The Accessibility Options Menu

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Many of the assistive features within the Accessibility Menu are incredibly useful. However many of them are not needed all of the time. Some you may wish to switch on for part of a task and [...]

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