In this clip from dysTalk, Dr Ian Smythe provides an insight how technology can help with the day-to-day problems that many dyslexics face. Many of these are easily accessible and are free to use.

 I will be checking out at least 2 of these recommendations immediately:

Reading Assistance: As well as things like text-to-speak there are ways of summarizing the text, cutting down the number of words. Software such as Summarizer does this. Microsoft word has this functionality built in as well. It’s not perfect but is still remarkably good. You could start off with 10,000 words, then reduce it to 2,500 and then use text-to-speech. These are great tools for those with dyslexia and don’t like reading.

Dyslexia friendly search engines: Standard search engines provide results that have lots of words. You can get a visual representation of search results through sites such as searchme.

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