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British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

Jonathan Taylor, known as ‘Odd Jonathan’ due to his profound dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Folk Song December 2015’ by top record industry executives of the Akademia Awards, Los Angeles, with the comment that judges considered it to be: “Odd Jonathan, despite the name, offers one of the most lucid […]

12/16/2015 More
What is dyslexia, dyslexia, reading, writing, brain, creativity

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of […]

03/11/2015 More
EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a "Design for All"

EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a “Design for All”

Dyslexia-dedicated fonts usually feature an extreme design, which renders them “exclusive”, making reading harder for all other readers. The EasyReading™ font has been created through the “Design for All” technology, whereby diversity is not considered an obstacle, rather an asset improving word comprehension for all readers. This feature renders EasyReading™ an effective offsetting tool for […]

02/18/2015 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
If Only by Jonathan Taylor - What will you be doing to commemorate 9/11 this year?

If Only by Jonathan Taylor – What will you be doing to commemorate 9/11 this year?

Jonathan Taylor is a Profound Dyslexic. An English singer / songwriter born Warwick 1966. “Taylor’s music urges us to question why atrocities happen, whether they are individual or collective. He takes tragedy, seemingly internalising the pain and then slowly from his depths comes something beautiful, skilful, deeply memorable and strangely- immensely listenable. “ As an […]

09/05/2014 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
Show me the way

Show me the way

How to help adults with writing, reading or calculating problems. This new brochure from the American Dyslexia Association shows the way for adult dyslexics. Essay by Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller Open publication

07/06/2014 More
Petition: Requesting the Government of India an immediate repeal of classifying learning disabilities as mental impairment/retardation

Petition: Requesting the Government of India an immediate repeal of classifying learning disabilities as mental impairment/retardation

Petitioning the Honorable Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare – Government of India: Requesting the Government of India an immediate repeal of classifying learning disabilities as mental impairment/retardation Petition by Ajay Sathyan from Chennai, India My name is Ajay, and I recently discovered that I’m dyslexic after a series of tests […]

11/04/2013 More
I wonder what it's like to be dyslexic by Sam Barclay

I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic by Sam Barclay

A beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading. Introduction People all over the world struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, including dyslexia, lack of education and an unfamiliar language to name a few. People with reading difficulty are often capable of thinking in ways that others aren’t […]

11/02/2013 More