Student Life

200 Ways to Improve your Spelling with Mnemonics

By | September 29th, 2016|Help and Advice, Student Life|

Let’s face it, the English language is confusing. Years after leaving school my spelling is still atrocious, I still struggle to work out when and where I should use capital letters, I have no idea when, [...]

True Stories | Red Pen Scars

By | June 7th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Student Life, Working Life|

My self-esteem and confidence had taken a pounding from a young age as the red pen marks made permanent scars. Although I survived it, School was not easy for me. Enduring constant put downs for bad [...]

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 [...]

4 Skills Dyslexics Should Excel at in Future Job Markets

By | March 17th, 2016|Listmania, Student Life, Working Life|

Gone are the days when you had one job for life. With the evolution of technology and prominence of new players in global commerce, in the future jobs market, skills that once guaranteed your CV pride [...]

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 [...]

Speed Reading Tips for Dyslexic Readers

By | February 9th, 2016|Help and Advice, Student Life|

"Believe it or not, the key to faster and more efficient reading is to try and read less text?!" When gathering information for a college essay, university dissertation or work report, the ability to quickly move [...]

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 [...]

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