Posts tagged assistive technology
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

If you’re a person with dyslexia or a parent, teacher, educational assistant, or support worker, you know what the struggle to read and write looks like. What doesn’t get talked about as often as the actual neurological effects of dyslexia are the potential lasting emotional effects that come from having any learning disability. Self-esteem and self-worth suffer when people feel like they aren’t as good as their peers at reading and writing. We know that there is absolutely no correlation between intelligence and dyslexia – Einstein was dyslexic – but it can be hard to convince yourself, your child, or your student of that when self-esteem is low.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2018

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with this year’s theme being “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has called for us to use this day to “reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone.”

Whether your interest in WordQ, or the other tools in the Quillsoft software suite, is for use in the classroom, or in a post-secondary or professional environment, there’s no denying the fact that WordQ does empower persons with disabilities. Regardless of whether it is a physical disability or a learning disability, WordQ is an incredible tool to level the playing field when it comes to reading and writing.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October isn’t just about fall, pumpkins, Halloween, shorter days and longer nights. October is also International Dyslexia Awareness Month. Did you know that according to Dyslexia International, at least one in ten people have Dyslexia, which means that there are over 700 million people around the world that are struggling with this, the most common form of learning difficulty?

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