Famous Dyslexics: Woody Harrelson

By | January 19th, 2017|Famous Dyslexics|

Profile Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson Occupation: Actor Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA Woody Harrelson’s performance in the 1985 series Cheers, not only acquired two Academy Award nominations but he also walked away with an Emmy Award. His [...]

Books for Dyslexics | Full House by Maeve Binchy

By | January 17th, 2017|Art & Entertainment|

There were two things that drew me to Full House - first of all, throughout my childhood I distinctly remember my grandmother always reading a Maeve Binchy book. I always used to ask her what the [...]

Image to Excel Converter Review: OCR with a cool trick up its sleeve

By | January 12th, 2017|Assistive Tech|

When you’re faced with a long boring list of data, or a document filled with a mind-numbing amount of facts and figures, one of the best ways to make this information easily digestible is to create [...]

The Codpast looks back at a fantastic 2016

By | December 15th, 2016|News and Views|

As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at the highlights of our year of podcasting, blogging and public speaking. February: At the start of the year dyslexia took pole [...]

Four Things I Learned from AA Gill

By | December 13th, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, News and Views|

As someone who stays away from the broadsheets, (I find them difficult, long winded and energy sapping) the writing of AA Gill was something I was never really aware of. But three weeks ago, I received [...]

What’s the Future for Assistive Tech?

By | December 8th, 2016|News and Views|

Establishing itself as one of the go to events of the year, ATEC (The Assistive Technology Exhibition and Conference) moved ‘tup’ north for it’s second annual conference of the year. With keynotes speeches from Microsoft and [...]

Dyslexics in Film: The Edge of Seventeen

By | November 29th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

The Edge of Seventeen see's fellow dyslexic, Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, Natural Born Killers) star as Mr. Bruner, an inspiring teacher and occasional agony-uncle. In a genre that has seen better [...]

Adobe Trials New Software That Could Revolutionise Text to Speech

By | November 18th, 2016|Assistive Tech|

If you are familiar with Text to Speech software (T2S), then you’ll know how much of a life line it is when crafting and checking your written work. I literally couldn’t write this blog without it. [...]

Help for Adults with Dyslexia that won’t break the bank

By | November 15th, 2016|Help and Advice|

When it comes to resources for those with dyslexia, it can often feel like most help or information is focused on children, parents or educators. So, who’s looking out for us adults? Where do we turn [...]

The Magic of Motivation: Five Videos to Super Charge Your Willpower

By | October 24th, 2016|Help and Advice|

A few months back I decided it was time to get in shape. In the past I’d tried the gym (yawn), running (a knee or ankle injury waiting to happen) and yoga (a little too docile [...]