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This Week in Dyslexia: 26th May 2017

By | May 26th, 2017|Blog Posts, News and Views|

Every week we take a look back at the most relevant Dyslexic stories from around the world, so you don't have to. Learning to read in your 30s profoundly [...]

DYSboxing #15 | How to Change Your Screen Colour

By | April 12th, 2017|Assistive Tech, Blog Posts, Videos|

If you’ve been diagnosed with visual stress or Irlen Mears syndrome, you’ll know that the contrast between black text on a white background can make reading stressful. If you’re using a computer, one solution to this [...]

Test Drive: How to Pass the Theory Exam

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog Posts, Help and Advice|

A driving instructor who found that some of his best pupils were failing the theory exam because they were dyslexic has developed a special website to help them. Craig Trickett explains In theory, learning to drive [...]

DYSboxing #14 | Organising your thoughts with Inspiration Mind-mapping

By | March 21st, 2017|Assistive Tech, Blog Posts, Videos|

I’ve often been told that using Mind Maps to plan, compile, research and write your essays and dissertations, can turn what is traditionally a tedious and stressful task, into something that is a creative, multi-sensory process. [...]

A Perfect Alternative to Reading: The Wonderful World of Podcasts

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog Posts, News and Views|

You probably already know that ‘The Codpast’ started life as a monthly podcast before growing into the comprehensive, multi-media blog that it is today. Although we get some great letters, comments and feedback about our podcast, [...]

Jobs for Dyslexics | Comedian – Nina G

By | February 28th, 2017|Blog Posts, 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 [...]

Dyslexics in Film: Dyslexia film made by dyslexic people

By | February 9th, 2017|Art & Entertainment, Blog Posts|

Dyslexic filmmaker Trevor Thomson is reaching out on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to aid the creation of a new documentary, exploring the emotional journey of ‘coming out’ as dyslexic. But this documentary has a unique quality [...]

Episode 31 – Rage Against the Machine Feat. Tina Crawford

By | February 7th, 2017|Blog Posts, Podcasts|

In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of [...]

Books for Dyslexics | I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

By | January 31st, 2017|Art & Entertainment, Blog Posts|

I Am Malala tells the story of author Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl from Pakistan who was attacked by the Taliban, surviving a bullet to the head. Malala is now a world famous political figure and [...]

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