Category: Apps

New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

A new browser extension has been launched which adds a number of features to your web browser to make it easier if you have dyslexia. It takes less than 30 seconds to install and then you can customize the features you would like in the extension, it offers: * Ability to read paragraphs to you […]

06/02/2016 More
New App: The Sounding Out Machine

New App: The Sounding Out Machine

I remember sitting with a student some years ago, a student who has dyslexia. I was coaching her in using her index card to figure out a difficult word. She grew increasingly frustrated, and finally told me, “Mr. Cort, I’m trying to use my card, but when I look at the page it just looks […]

01/26/2016 More
New app "Echo Word" reads text back to you

New app “Echo Word” reads text back to you

Echo Word was made by someone with dyslexia to help with day to day life, and would like to help all dyslexic and non dyslexic alike, in a world with words. Hello, my name is Paul and I struggled with dyslexia for years, so I made this app for myself, but had friends tell me […]

01/20/2016 More
CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief

CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief

Cbeebies Joseph Elliott – who plays Cook in the Bafta-nominated show Swashbuckle – has written a children’s story designed to help children who are learning to read. The app is a joint venture between Joseph and his brother, Tom Elliott, who is a software engineer at Facebook. Moftail and the Colour Thief tells the tale […]

02/15/2015 More
Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to effectively solve word problems. Math Shake contains thousands of unique questions which students turn into an equation by looking for key words and clues in the problem. Math Shake was created by elementary teachers with years of experience in helping students with dyslexia […]

01/10/2015 More
Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life provides parents, teachers and professionals with unique, professionally designed worksheets that help empower children who struggle with reading, spelling, handwriting, maths and comprehension due to weak visual perceptual skills. The extensive array of over 5000 worksheets have been devised to support children from 4 to 18 years. The worksheets are available […]

01/05/2015 More
Students Helping Students - “Dyslexi-type” is a finalist in Seattle Social Venture Partners' "Fast Pitch"

Students Helping Students – “Dyslexi-type” is a finalist in Seattle Social Venture Partners’ “Fast Pitch”

Inspired by the academic challenges his cousin faced in school, Eli W. of Seattle, Washington set out to create a learn-to-type software program built from the ground up for kids with Dyslexia. “I learned that when kids with Dyslexia use a keyboard instead of handwriting, they can focus on what they want to say, not […]

10/14/2014 More
Put Your Best Text Forward Online - Grammarly.com

Put Your Best Text Forward Online – Grammarly.com

How many emails did you send today? What about Facebook updates or tweets? Online communication is more important than ever. According to research by the email management company AWeber, over 90 percent of teens today prefer to communicate via email, text, and Facebook. Texting and social networking are increasingly our primary modes of talking to […]

09/23/2014 More
New service can be trusted when it is important to get the grammar and spelling right in emails - eAngel.me

New service can be trusted when it is important to get the grammar and spelling right in emails – eAngel.me

Mistakes in spelling and punctuation in emails are forgiven every day. This is no problem if the message is about being late for dinner. It is different if the message is to persuade someone to sign a purchase order or grant a job interview. eAngel.me is a new online service for business or personal use […]

08/15/2014 More
American Wordspeller™ & Phonetic Dictionary, dyslexia, app, help, children, parents, teachers, writing, spelling

American Wordspeller™ & Phonetic Dictionary

Dyslexics are often recommended to use a dictionary for writing. However, this does not help them much since they often do not know how the words are written. So for example, a dyslexic child may want to write “queen” but thinks it is written “kween”. Searching under “k” won’t bring any results and more likely […]

05/20/2014 More