Assistive Tech

Let the Dictation Wars Begin | Dragon Anywhere vs iOS Dictation

By | August 27th, 2015|Assistive Tech, News and Views|

Nuance, the makers of Dragon Dictation release a new app to rival Apples impressive dictation tool. In every generation there’s a sci fi film that truly suspends our disbelief and permits us to ponder what life [...]

Using the BrowseAloud Assistive Toolbar on This Site

By | June 25th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice, Videos|

We've installed BrowseAloud on this site to make The Codpast as inclusive as possible. Watch this short video to get an understanding  of how this powerful software can help you get more out of our site. [...]

The Accessibility Awareness Movement Goes Global

By | June 23rd, 2015|Assistive Tech, News and Views|

As with the movie industry, the summer months have become an important time of year for tech firms. Recently we’ve seen the likes of Google and Apple host their developers’ conferences and the beginnings of the [...]

Our Top 6 Podcasts for Dyslexic Listeners

By | June 19th, 2015|Art & Entertainment, Assistive Tech, Listmania|

Podcasts are one of the best ways for those with Dyslexia to stay informed without the hassle of reading. If you’re unfamiliar with podcasts, think of them as the audio version of Netflicks. They are radio [...]

Is 10 the Magic Number?

By | June 11th, 2015|Assistive Tech|

It's well known that I am a bit of an Apple fan boy. For me, mobile computing and creative pursuits just seem to work better on a Mac. In the office however, I'm quite happy on [...]

DYSboxing #2 – ClaroSpeak Plus

By | May 26th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If I was stuck on a desert island and could only take one piece of assistive tech. Without a doubt my text to speech software would be what I’d choose to lounge with on my exotic [...]

DYSboxing #1 – Appy Job Hunting

By | April 28th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Job hunting can be a frustrating task at the best of times. But as a Dyslexic about to embark on the epic journey that is online job hunting, the word frustrating seems like a bit of [...]

5 Assistive modes you never knew existed on your iPad

By | March 24th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Listmania, Videos|

For Dyslexics, tablet computers (the iPad in particular) can be a great alternative to desktop or laptop computing. The form factor, clean interface and their ability to be used almost anywhere, make tablets a great companion [...]

The Bett Show 2015

By | February 11th, 2015|Assistive Tech|

Last month the biggest Educational Technology show on the planet came to town. The Bett Show filled the whole of East London’s Excel centre to the seams with some of the most cutting edge gadgets on [...]

Whispersync: A marriage of convenience

By | October 19th, 2014|Assistive Tech, Help and Advice|

As a Dyslexic, reading is something I’ll always have a love hate relationship with. It’s frustrating, exhausting and downright daunting. But on the flip side, being engrossed in a book can be a magical experience. As [...]

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