Support for Literacy

First of all, it’s important to point out that there are a wide range of difficulties that people experience with literacy. Sometimes people get a diagnosis, often referred to as ‘dyslexia,’ but it can be useful for everyone to know how to access support if they’re struggling.       what-is-dyslexia


It’s good to know what to look for:

Visual issues

If you’ve been told that you have a literacy difficulty then you may have lots of questions and worries.

Sometimes it’s good to know you’re not alone:

“I don’t let it hold me back.”
“Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence.”

famous people who’ve found literacy difficult

There are loads of apps and programmes that can help

Text to speech reads back what you’ve written so you can hear any mistakes

Free text to speech plug-in if you have Word:

And PowerTalk reads back powerPoint slides:

My Study Bar gives you handy access to all the support you might need on your desktop:

Useful apps to help with loads of stuff – planning, e-books, keyboards, readers – loads.

Android apps to support literacy difficulties

And if you use an i-pad, make sure it’s doing everything it can for you

I-pad support with literacy