The EdTech Podcast #47

THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

#47 Dyslexia & Technology, with Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, British Dyslexia Association & Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft

Jan 08th 2017

What's in this episode?

10% of the population are estimated to be dyslexic. That means that for every ten of your colleagues, or ten of your students, or ten of your relatives or friends, on average, 1 has dyslexia. In the work place, the law stipulates that you must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of dyslexics. That might mean managing overloading environments such as open plan offices, adjusting intranets or screens so that they are less stimulating, allowing for longer time periods for organisation or kicking off a dyslexia mentoring scheme within your place of work. But what is being done before work, in schools, colleges, and Universities to move the national dialogue to one which celebrates neuro-diversity at the earliest moment and supports Dyslexic learners?

This takeover episode features Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association and Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft Education in conversation about: 

  • Tools and coping strategies for dyslexic learners
  • What resources, training and funding is available for teachers working with dyslexic learners
  • Microsoft’s Learning ToolsOneNote and Class Notebook features for Dyslexic learners and the story behind how this came to fruition
  • An efficacy pilot study between the BDA, Microsoft and Knowl Hill School in the UK on improving dyslexic learner outcomes
  • Dr Kate Saunders' own inspirations and tools as a dyslexic

Read more at https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/#qgwyKH8FJyWtQJEl.99

 

Amanda Barker

EdTech Exchange