This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and there are some great resources on the British Dyslexia Association website including posters and resource packs full of information and suggestions. Something I had been previously unaware of is the DAW Awards - you can nominate a child, young person. adult or teacher for an award, I'm sure there must be many inspiring people out there that haven't yet been nominated and the awards are presented on November 27th.
I have blogged about apps for Dyslexia before but publisher Barrington Stoke have released a new app this week called Tints that has been extremely well thought out and deserves praise. The publisher's extensive experience in producing resources for Dyslexic youngsters shows and the app is smoothly functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing. You can choose from 5 soft colour backgrounds to make reading on a tablet more comfortable and there is a very useful ruler function included that will help readers focus on the text a little at a time. Looking forward to seeing a wider range of books available via the app but this is a great addition to the wonderful library of books published by Barrington Stoke.
A function of the iPad that is not always well known can make web surfing easier for Dyslexics, Reader mode. When browsing a website or an article online if you look to the left side of the address bar often a symbol comprising of several horizontal lines appears. Tapping on this brings up a clearer version of the page with just the relevant text and images without any of the other digital noise (ads etc) that are usually there. Handy for those of us that are easily distracted too!
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.