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Spellex Dictation Gold: Updates for July 2016

Spellex Dictation Gold is software which works with speech recognition programs such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking or Microsoft. It provides specialised vocabularies for subjects such as medicine, law, veterinary medicine, and bioscientific/engineering. Spellex provides correct spell checking and conversion of speech … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: 5 tips for an accessible website

19th May 2016 marks the 2nd Global Accessibility Awareness Day and there are lots of events taking place all over the world to promote accessibility and inclusion. You can find out more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by following this … Continue reading

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Starbucks employee wins disability discrimination case

This week, Meseret Kumulchew, a Starbucks employee with dyslexia, won a disability discrimination case against her employer when she was accused of falsifying documents. A tribunal found she had been discriminated against after making mistakes due to her dyslexia, which … Continue reading

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Support for dyslexic candidates in the exam room

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects reading and writing and is defined as a disability in the Equality Act 2010. Common difficulties experienced by candidates with dyslexia may have an impact in the exam room. These include problems with … Continue reading

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Scientists find dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain

Scientists have found that dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain. It was previously thought that it was caused by the brains inability to form mental images of the sound units (phonemes) that make up a language. Researchers … Continue reading

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