Top tips for dyslexia and technology

Date of webinar: 
5 Oct 2021 - 13:00

This webinar will take place on Tuesday 5 October 2021, at 1pm BST.

To help mark Dyslexia Week (4 - 10 October 2021) Dafydd Henke-Reed, Head of Accessibility at AbilityNet will share his expert advice about dyslexia and technology.  

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In this webinar, Dafydd will champion the ways technology has helped with his dyslexia. He will examine the digital barriers to avoid, and explain good practice for enabling dyslexic users online.

Dafydd will address a range of topics including:

  • Challenges with communication including written text and verbal communication
  • Tech and tools available to help with dyslexia, including emojis, voice chat, and multimedia messaging
  • Speech to text software: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Siri / Alexa, Office Dictate, Mac OS / iOS Dictation
  • Text to speech software: Read&Write, ClaroRead, Office Speak, Mac OS / iOS Speech

If you're dyslexic and are looking for advice about how technology can help you, learn from Dafydd about how technology has revolutionised his experience of dyslexia. 

For digital professionals, the free session will also examine digital barriers to avoid, and what you can do to make your websites more accessible for people with dyslexia and other cognitive issues.

Who will benefit from this webinar?

This webinar is for anyone with dyslexia, or for those who support someone with dyslexia.

This is particularly relevant for web editors and developers working to make digital accessibility improvements.

The webinar will include an opportunity for you to pose your questions about the topic.

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The webinar is part of AbilityNet Live! and is FREE of charge. We also offer paid role-based accessibility training. 

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This webinar is 30 minutes and includes an opportunity to pose questions to the guest. Questions will be answered on this page after the webinar.

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