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Tv and movie characters with dyslexia
Children and adults often look at characters in movies and TV shows to look at for inspiration and to dream. If you or our child is dyslexic, you might be surprised to see the following characters have dyslexia.
Top iPad apps for Accessibility
The Internet is a vast resource of information. But what happens when you can't access that information? There are many websites and applications available to help assist those with disabilities—especially those with visual and hearing impairments—access the information they need.
Top 5 features of Helperbird to help your students in 2021
Helperbird has over 38 amazing features to choose from to make your class more accessible and productive in 2021 and 2022. We thought we would highlight what has been popular in the past year from teachers and students around the world.
Top 5 Productivity Microsoft Edge Extensions
If you're like a lot of people, you're probably thinking about ways you can become more productive in 2022. There's no better place to start than by making sure your computer is set up for productivity, in absolutely every way possible.
The 5 Must-Have Accessibility Tools for students in 2021
With online learning and increased online activity, it's important that every student feels empowered and comfortable when working online. There are hundreds of tools out there but here are our top 5 tools to use in 2021.
Research into Web Accessibility for Dyslexics and Dyslexia-focused fonts such as OpenDyslexia
There are few published papers about usability testing with dyslexia focused fonts but there is a considerable collection of knowledge on dyslexia as well as many suggestions for authoring dyslexia friendly interfaces.
Interview with Helperbird founder & dyslexic, Robert James Gabriel
At my first week Teamwork.com I was encourage to build anything I wanted. I decided to make a simple extension for the font OpenDyslexic to help Dyslexic readers like myself have a font option on webpages that were hard to read.
How to Avoid WFH Burnout and Maximize Productivity
While working from home looks convenient, the blurred line between home and employment can lead to burnout. In fact, Monster's recent study revealed that 69% of work-from-home employees are experiencing symptoms of burnout. While working from home looks convenient, the blurred line between home and employment can lead to burnout. In fact, Monster's recent study revealed that 69% of work-from-home employees are experiencing symptoms of burnout. Luckily, you can be proactive in beating burnout and maximizing your productivity.
How to add extensions to Safari
Safari is a powerful browser, and extensions are one of the many ways you can customize it for your needs. While Safari comes with a number of built-in extensions, there are much more available from the App Store.
Best Careers for People with Dyslexia
Around 5 to 15 percent of Americans across all demographics have dyslexia. For several years, they have been inappropriately labeled “dumb” or “lazy” because it was a heavily misunderstood condition. But with the advances in neuroscience, we now know that dyslexia is a cognitive learning disability that affects one’s ability to read, write, and spell—and it has nothing to do with how intelligent a person is. People with dyslexia can be as smart and as capable as their neurotypical peers. Dyslexia isn’t a career sentence or a limitation. In fact, there are several career paths that people with dyslexia may excel in.
Benefits of iPads in the Classroom
For many years, educators have felt the pressure to make learning more than a singular experience. As technology becomes more popular, classrooms have gradually evolved away from the chalk and blackboard combination. The old ways of learning are now being replaced with newer, better technology, and students are required to learn a multitude of skills in a short amount of time. Teachers and schools desire to generate social and creative learners who excel in the 21st century. In order for schools to be successful with this, we need to change the way we approach teaching. iPads in the classroom are changing the way we learn by bringing excitement, engagement, and exploration into learning experiences. And we are here to discuss them one by one.
Accessibility tips for Epilepsy
Web designing is reinventing and there is no better time to do it than now. Having a great and accessible friendly website will not only help people browse with ease but gives the opportunity to people with disabilities to use them more conveniently and enjoyably.
6 Famous People with Dyslexia
Even though it is a challenge, a lot of dyslexics still manage to live normal lives in which most of them became successful in their own path of careers. In fact, many of them we already know but don’t have any idea they have it.
4 Ways to be More Accessible on Social Media in 2022
Social media is a massive space of information sources and connections. People are often glued to their phones because they always want to get the latest trending topics. Others simply would want to be entertained by memes or discover and learn new things.