Articles for the ‘News’ Category

The child isn’t lazy, he’s dyslexic

When I was at school I was told I was obviously bright, but lazy and didn’t try hard enough. I was told this again and again throughout all my years in school. The teachers told my parents this and convinced them of it too. If everyone you know and trust tells you something, tells you […]

Eat Cake in Your PJs

We invite you to Eat cake in your PJ’s!       #EatCakeInPJs Richard Branson says “Being different is good”, and this has inspired Diverse Learners to stage a unique event that includes the first screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia in the North of England at Hull University Business School on 16th October, to raise awareness […]


We provide online, face-to-face support for students with a wide variety of needs. Many students face difficulties at different times during their studies. This may be due to a lack of confidence or low self-esteem, lack of learning strategies, difficulties with time management and organisational skills or life events. These learning needs could be due […]

Question – making it easier to contact us?

When creating the Diverse-Learners website Jim (one of Diverse Learners Assistive Technology trainers) and I wanted to build our website with accessibility functions. This was so the website would function with software and settings people use to make reading from the internet easier. We have even made a mobile phone version of the website so […]

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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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