Many of you were grateful for the advice on assistive technology for writing in our recent e-newsletter by Malcolm Litten. One in six people struggle with fundamental literacy skills at some point in their lives, and unlocking some of the barriers at an early age can make an enormous difference.
In the resource, Malcolm gives reassuring pointers that demonstrate how quickly and easily we can put support in place for learners who struggle with literacy skills. Malcolm wrote for us before of the tools available to support reading, and both resources can be found together here.
Malcolm spoke at the BDA International Conference earlier this year, evaluating his experiences of introducing text-to-speech software to students in India. The latest research highlights encouraging trends for many learners when they find the right tools and strategies. Malcolm’s presentation materials can be found alongside colleagues’ research into writing without pens, success strategies for dyslexia, and the use of technology in exams here.