New voices for text-to-speech software

There are some new voices for people who use text-to-speech software to read text aloud. It is FREE and works on both Mac and Windows. One of the new voices includes a Scottish voice called Heather. I spent all of my childhood in Scotland so this voice feels like home to me.There is a welsh voice too. […]

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Neurodiversity – Diagram showing how dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Asperger’s Syndrome overlap

This is one of the most popular posts to my Facebook page so have posted it here too. This diagram  is a useful tool to show people what it might mean to be dyslexic or dyspraxic and shows the different areas that can affect someone with a neuro-diverse profile. It also helps us to answer […]

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Problem-solving in everyday life

Unison magazine have just contacted me to see if I am available for a photograph this week. Problem –  I really need my hair cut. Solution – arrange for the photo to be taken on the seafront as it is certain to be windswept so any hairstyle will count for nothing….or maybe a hat – I […]

Tinted lenses recommended by students provided by DSA

A reminder to access all the resources in your Needs Assessment via Disabled Student Allowances Two students have recently visited this optometrist to be assessed and were  provided with tinted lenses partly funded by Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). This provision is often overlooked by students with many never arranging an assessment even though it is […]

Admin Tuesday

Admin Tuesday! My regular clear out, catch up and tidy up day, I love it when it is done … The snakes in my head are calmed! The routine and organisation methods are like a snake charmer. How do you keep things from getting on top of you?