Assistive technology for writing: theory and applications

15:30 - 16:30

For those with dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties, the final barriers in study and work life are often related to spelling and writing.  But surely spellcheckers and dictation software are so good these days that this should no longer be the case!  In this session, we look at current models of the writing process and discuss why writing difficulties are not limited to transcription; we look at an ongoing study that is evaluating dictation software and identify some promising applications that can have a role in overcoming this final barrier of ‘getting it down on paper’.

KS 2-5, post 16, Level 2

Full rate: £18 (+VAT) / early bird rate £15 (+VAT) for bookings made by 27th July

John Rack, Associate Professor, Linnaeus University