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New Typeface - Dyslexie

Hi all,

In June of 2013, a Dutch graphic designer named Christian Boer created a brand new typeface which is thought to allow easier recognition of letters than other fonts for people with Dyslexia.  Letters such as "m" and "n;"  "d" and "p,"  and  "b" and " q"  often cause confusion for the reader with Dyslexia.   The Dyslexie font makes each letter more distinct by creating a more pronounced base for "d,"  a longer stem at the top for "h," a slant for "j," and other slight changes.  This results in less confusion and more effective reading.

Tags: font, Dyslexia

HBO documentary, “Journey into Dyslexia"

Hi group members,

A new HBO documentary film entitled  “Journey into Dyslexia,” presents profiles of dyslexic students and adults who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life.  The strength of the video is because of the many adult professionals who speak to viewers about how they once struggled to learn in school, but now consider their dyslexia a unique gift and the defining reason behind their success.

Special Education Law and Dyslexia - San Diego one-day workshop!

Wrightslaw Workshop
Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Specific to Dyslexia
Friday, July 19, 2013

Dyslexia: A Landmark Case - A Video

Hello group users,

The National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is an excellent source of LD news, information, and resources.

They have posted a resource that you may find interesting.  Dr. Marilyn Bartlett is a successful professor of law and education. She is also a person with dyslexia. Her request to use appropriate accommodations while taking her bar exam was denied.  She filed a lawsuit to fight for her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—and won!

Webinar: How the Written Word Works

 

It's finally here! Join this two-hour webinar with Peter Bowers, author of How the Written Word Works. February 19, 2013, 3:00 PST. To register and for more information, visit this link:
 
 

New Webinar: How the Written Word Works

 

It's finally here! Join this two-hour webinar with Peter Bowers, author of How the Written Word Works. February 19, 2013, 3:00 PST. To register and for more information, visit this link:
 
 

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Check out this HBO special documentary titled The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, premires on Monday October 29th at 7:00PM, follow the link below to look at the trailer.

Tags: Dyslexia, HBO

Reaching out to Learning Disability Children

Colleagues,

You might be interested to read a new guest blog by adult learner leader, Archie Willard, about his many years of talking about his experiences as a non-reader and then adult new reader, to classes of children. You will find his story on my blog,  Adult Literacy Education,  at http://davidjrosen.wordpress.com/

 

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