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Using AI to Support Learners with Dyslexia


25th April, 2024 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

In this exciting and innovative 1-hour workshop, Paul and Craig will explore and highlight a range of AI technologies to support dyslexia.

AI is increasingly being integrated into our everyday gadgets and lives, e.g., smartphones, computers and devices, such as Alexia and Siri, now incorporate AI. Companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are developing newer and more sophisticated apps and programs that use AI, which are now appearing in teaching and learning applications including Office 365 and Google Docs.

Join this workshop to see how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to support learners with dyslexia!

This course was held on the 25th April, 2024 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify AI in popular technologies such as Microsoft Windows and Office 365, iPadOS and ChromeOS for Chromebooks.
  • Where to find and how to use AI online spelling checkers, e.g., Ginger, Grammarly and Editor.
  • How to make the most of Microsoft CoPilot to improve voice typing and spelling accuracy and more!
  • How to use 'Google Lens' and 'Live Text' to extract text from images to improve readability and accessibility.
  • Paul and Craig will also demonstrate how apps such as 'Quilbot' and'Help me Write' can be used to simplify and facilitate the writing process and discuss the moral implications of such technology in the classroom.

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Primary and Secondary Teachers
  • Support for Learning Teachers
  • Pupil Support Assistants
  • School Managers
  • Anyone with an interest in AI, dyslexia and teaching and learning.

Meet your presenter(s)

Craig Mill
Assistive Technology Advisor

Probably better known for developing the AccessApps, a suite of portable open source and free learning support tools that can be run from a USB drive. Craig is also the developer of the awards winning MyStudyBar - a handy tool to support learners with literacy difficulties. Craig is keeping abreast of new developments in technology, particularly technology to help overcome barriers to learning.

Paul Nisbet
Engineer and Educational Technologist

Paul is a Senior Research Fellow and has an engineering background. He's involved in CALL's assessment and support service for pupils, with a particular responsibility for access technology for pupils with physical disabilities; and for technology to enable students with dyslexia or literacy difficulties access the curriculum.

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