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Raspberry Pi equipped glasses that read texts to dyslexic wearers

Text-to-voice is an excellent outcome of character recognition technology that every dyslexic or visually impaired can benefit from. Popular Apps like Smartynote Pro and Evernote widely use this functionality to serve their users who have learning disorder. Taking a step further, A Japanese company implemented the technology in a pair of smart glasses. Keisuke Shimakage from Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan developed OTON Glass that reads text to the wearers. It’s an effective tool for people with dyslexia or poor vision, or for travellers abroad. OTON Glasses have two small…

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Georgia dyslexia organization to expand its Teacher Training Scholarship Program

International Dyslexia Association – Georgia announced that they will be expanding their Teacher Training Scholarship Program in 2019. According to the press release, IDA-GA will going to award scholarships four times a year. The first application deadline is Jan. 1 for Georgia teachers and administrators to apply for approved structured literacy teacher training. Awards for which will be decided by February 28. After Jan. 1, Aspirants can also apply for more scholarships to be awarded on March 1, June 1 and September 1. As per the general guidelines, Scholarship funds may be used for materials and/or…

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Researchers created RADAR for early screening of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects our ability to read and spell correctly.One in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability and Dyslexia is the most common one. In just America, around 55 million people have some form of dyslexia. And the daunting fact is that this number could be much higher. It is estimated that around  700 million people worldwide are still at the risk of this disorder. A lot of them will be left undiagnosed owing to the ineffective tools,  insufficient…

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Oklahoma’s Science Museum to debut ‘Beautiful Minds- Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage’

Oklahoma’s Science Museum ‘smART Space’ will debut the exhibition “Beautiful Minds — Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage” with a gallery opening from 6 to 8 p.m.  The event aims to explore the minds, art and successes of people who have or had dyslexia. It will feature work from Steve Jobs, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Agatha Christie and will showcase the creative artwork of dozens of students with dyslexia. The museum authorities have been highly praised for taking this initiative. “Many people have the wrong idea about what dyslexia actually is — in ‘Beautiful…

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Dyscalculia may still be undiagnosed in majority of children – Study

Dr Kinga Morsanyi and a team of experts from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast performed medical research on the prevalence of Specific Learning Disorder in mathematics (SLDM), which is also known as dyscalculia. The study included observing mathematics performance of 2,421 primary school children over a number of school years. The researchers claimed the number of pupils with dyscalculia to be similar to those with dyslexia. About 108 children  from the total, had received an official diagnosis of dyslexia, but just one child had officially been diagnosed with dyscalculia. Based on the results of…

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