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Issues around ebook accessibility and portable devices with apps. Students with literacy difficulties or print impairments being able to access text in a way that suits their needs.

Issues around ebook accessibility and portable devices with apps. Students with literacy difficulties or print impairments being able to access text in a way that suits their needs.

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  • Assistive Technology for literacy skills
  • More teacher training - The Rose Review, Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (2009)[1] Assessment and Parental control - Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability - a consultation (2011)[2]
  • This assistive technologies tend to be just used by those with disabilities and many teachers are not aware of how useful they may be for everyone. Many special needs tutors do not realise how useful alternative formats can be for dyslexic students.
  • Pictures taken from Microsoft clipart. 1 in 8 by RNIB figures Government statistics for 2008 showed that 16% of children failed to achieve expected levels of reading by the ages of 7, 13% by age 11 and 31% by age 14.1
  • LexDis students 76% change their settings – these are university students but even the younger ones were changing the look and feel of their desktop settings.

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