Web search is a key digital literacy skill that can be particularly challenging for people with dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects reading and spelling skills in about 15% of the English-speaking population. In the paper in our link for today, the researchers collected and analyzed eye-tracking, search log, and self-report data from 27 participants (14 with dyslexia) to confirm that searchers with dyslexia struggle with all stages of the search process and have markedly different gaze patterns and search behavior that reflect the strategies used and challenges faced. Based on these findings, they discuss design implications to improve the cognitive accessibility of web search.
It is just a saying but here is someone who found out through her study of Greek that she was dyslectic. Comedian Kaiya Stone only found out she had learning difficulties aged 20 at Oxford. She talks to i about how the system fails children
Most dyslexics go undiagnosed, says Tom Harford of Columbia, so if your child is having trouble reading, get an evaluation while your child is still young. If we can identify the disability earlier in age, this allows the greatest chances of success later in life, he adds.
Offered to you by the Madras Dyslexia Organization.
The basic course on Remedial Instructions For Primary School Children With Specific Learning Difficulty empowers primary school teachers to provide active support to the children in their class with mild to moderate Specific Learning Difficulty or Dyslexia.
A Holland-area optometrist received national recognition Friday for the progress one of his patients made in optometric vision therapy that allowed him to read easily after years of struggling.
“He really did all the work we told him what to do and he made so much progress,” development optometrist Dr. Neil Renaud said. ”(He) has seen so many hurdles that were in the way for him for reading, like double vision and blurry vision and letters moving on the page, dyslexia, getting lost all the time. He’s enjoying reading now for the first time in his life. … He’s the one who had a life-changing experience that he’s going to carry forever.”
ClaroRead for Windows, developed by Claro Software, provides a range of features to help with reading, writing and studying. The software can be used to convert images to machine readable documents, listen to onscreen text using high quality voices, convert documents to sound and video files so one can listen to them later and check spellings and words that sound similar.
Television presenter Kirstie Allsop has opened up about her own – and her children’s struggle – with dyslexia on Twitter, saying the modern education system can make youngsters with the learning difficulty feel like ‘unwanted pariahs’ in schools.
The UK is now moving forward with a change to the way people take their theory exam for the driving test. They will see clips and then have to answer multiple choice questions. This is done to accommodate people with learning issues.
Brightspace, the website used by students to submit assignments and check grades, removed a font setting that was easier for dyslexic students to read in August 2019. It seems also Google has abandoned it.
A great article by Ronald L. Trowbridge, who is a policy fellow at the Oakland-based Independent Institute and a former director of the Fulbright Scholars Program. He later served as chief of staff for former U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger.
A good number of examples are given, very quick and interesting read.