Abbie Osborne

About Abbie Osborne

Abbie is an Assistive Technology Tutor. It is her passion to help University students with struggles that she faced at University. She is constantly on the look-out for new and innovative solutions to the problems that her students face with dyslexia. She is also passionate about books and runs her own book review blog.

Books by Dyslexics | Amber Lee Dodd’s We Are Giants

By | August 9th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

When I was growing up, most books aimed at young female readers, seemed to only feature girls with perfect figures and the boys that fought over them. I had unrealistic expectations of the world because of [...]

Top 3 Online Grammar Checkers for Error Free Writing

By | July 26th, 2016|Assistive Tech, Listmania|

In 1971 Ralph Gorin, of Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, programmed a rudimentary artificial intelligence app that has become one of the world’s most widely used assistive technologies. Now, while Spell Check is not always perfect, [...]

Books by Dyslexics | A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

By | June 14th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

When I was asked to review this book, I was hesitant as I don’t normally read non-fiction books – being forced to read them at University has put me off. But like a lot of people, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Books by Dyslexics: How to Fly with Broken Wings

By | March 3rd, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

Jane Elson's second book doesn't disappoint and raises the profile Asperger’s in this heart felt tale of friendship, fear and flying. When I first started reading this book, after the first couple of pages I thought [...]

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