Toward linking dyslexia types and symptoms to the available assistive technologies

Alsobhi, Aisha and Khan, Nawaz and Rahanu, Harjinder (2014) Toward linking dyslexia types and symptoms to the available assistive technologies. In: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies - ICALT2014, 07-10 Jul 2014, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

As a result of the widespread, and accelerating, dissemination of digital technologies, there has been a profound effect on how people learn. These effects have been greatly debated over the years. While many educational developers have agree on the effects technologies have brought on educational performance, little attention has been made to the relationship between such technologies effects and individual differences such as individuals who suffer dyslexia. There are readily available Assistive Technologies1 that offer potential to help students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. This paper will attempt to tease out these technologies and dyslexia types, hence attempt at providing a solution. The focus should not be on correlating one technology to one disability. Instead of identifying different pedagogical needs such as help with reading and writing. Then, trying to meet those needs by looking at the whole range of ways that available.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Dyslexia; E-learning; Assistive Technologies.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
Item ID: 13704
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Depositing User: Aisha Alsobhi
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 12:44
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 05:18
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13704

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