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Dyslexics Know Your Rights! | Reasonable Adjustments Explained

By | March 15th, 2016|Help and Advice, News and Views, Working Life|

A few weeks back, the media storm surrounding a tribunal case between Starbuck’s and a dyslexic employee was a wake-up call to us all. If you missed it, the case went something like this. Starbuck’s hires [...]

True Stories | Tea Breaks, Tantrums and Tarantino

By | March 10th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Working Life|

Your dyslexia's been dissed and anger brews! We've all been there. In this short story, one of our readers recounts one such occasion, when her annoying boss almost got what was coming to her. If you [...]

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 [...]

Could the Death of CVs be Good for Dyslexics

By | January 14th, 2016|News and Views, Working Life|

It's mid-January and for many of us our new year's resolutions are still in full swing. For some it's learning a new language, stopping smoking or living a healthier life style. For others the new year [...]

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 [...]

Why We Need More Neuro-inclusive Recruiters

By | December 10th, 2015|News and Views, Working Life|

The conversation around diversity in the work place usually concentrates on visible differences; race, religion and physical disabilities. More companies need to embrace, nurture and facilitate those with hidden disabilities. If you need any assistance when [...]

Episode 18 – The Knowledge Is Power – Gavin Malcolm

By | November 3rd, 2015|Podcasts, Working Life|

They say that knowledge is power and for Gavin Malcolm, this saying has some real significance. We’ve all heard the stories of tough kids from inner city neighborhoods finding a way out through football, boxing or [...]

Why a Neurodiverse Workforce Can Improve Your Management Skills

By | October 27th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

A few years ago, I recruited a Finance Assistant through a scheme run by the BBC, which was aimed specifically for people with a disability. If someone had asked me at the time, how I intended [...]

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 [...]

5 Things to Consider When Managing Someone with Autism

By | October 20th, 2015|Listmania, Working Life|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Last weeks we heard from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s Extend Scheme, talk about [...]

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