You are in:

Blogs Tagged - ' Android'

Created on Friday, 08 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

I had a phone call this week from an adult with dyslexia wanting to use text-to-speech with the Kindle app to help him read books on an Android tablet. You would expect this to be relatively straightforward, but it took over two hours of investigation and I'm still not sure that I found the '...

Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

While updating the Google Voice Typing page on the CALL website I came across a new feature (new to me), ‘Select to Speak’ on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. Select to Speak allows you to select text on the screen and hear it spoken aloud. It works on most of the Androi...

Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Suppose that you have dyslexia, or a reading difficulty, and have been given some important information printed on a sheet of paper. It may be an exam paper, or information about your flight and accommodation details for the holiday that you have been looking forward to for months. What do you do? Y...

Created on Friday, 11 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've been fairly busy over the past month updating some of our downloadable posters and creating new ones. It is great that people have been finding them not only attractive, but also very useful....

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

I had an interesting meeting with Dyslexia Scotland's Adult Network (Glasgow) recently to discuss software and apps to support memory and organisation. Most members of the group are using some form of technology to note appointments, provide reminders, make short notes and organisation, but the ...

Created on Friday, 24 June 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Earlier this week we came across Touch Tap Swipe, a great resource produced last year by DMD pathfinders, on choosing and using touch phones and tablets for people with minimal body movement. DMD pathfinders is a user-led organisation supporting teenagers and adults living with Duchenne Muscular Dys...

Created on Monday, 26 October 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties in October 2013, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android de...

Created on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

Voice personal assistants are becoming increasingly popular with the rise of Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now.  Siri and Google Now have a lot of features in common, such as location services, e.g. asking for the nearest restaurant, setting up calendar events and reminders, ...