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On December 10, 2012 By Alistair McNaught
Here’s the challenge…the technology is there, the possibilities are there, but the people with real influence are too passive.
Going by the latest figures available for England, there are around 1.3 million people in the English education system with a print impairment. Getting textbooks in digital format can transform their learning by allowing them to [...]Continue reading: Alternative forrmats…what exactly is the disability?
TechDis should be behind bars.
Alistair McNaught looks at the evidence and the charges.
Prisons have a disproportionately high number of people with poor literacy often stemming from undiagnosed and unsupported accessibility needs such as dyslexia, learning difficulties, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome etc. If prison education fails to recognise and respond to these underlying accessibility needs [...]Continue reading: TechDis Behind Bars
Human speech is arguably one of the most powerful media for communication because intonation carries us far beyond information. Speech carries with it nuances of personality, persuasion and purposefulness.
Research by Howard Giles (“Evaluative reactions to accents” – 1970) assessed the persuasiveness of accents by comparing students views on capital punishment before and after presentations. [...]Continue reading: Voicing approval
Well the great launch event has been and gone and the TechDis team had a great time. We were down in London for the National Digital Conference at Old Billingsgate right on the bank of the Thames. We were there for the launch of the TechDis Voices and the Toolbox (TBx).
The venue was superb [...]Continue reading: TechDis launch at ND2012
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