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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!

Can't make it on the day or in a different time zone?
Sign up and you'll also receive a video recording of the event as well as a copy of the resources.

What you'll get

A recording of the session as well as a CLPL certificate which can be directly uploaded to myGTCS Professional Update and the HCPC CPD Audit.


Maximum of 30 participants so everyone can have an interactive collegiate learning experience.


You'll need a windows, Mac or tablet device with an internet connection and speakers. Microphone is optional.


The course can be paid for by invoice or debit/credit card. More information further down.

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.


We will be on the PECOS system as: The University of Edinburgh and NOT CALL Scotland (this is because we use the University's finance systems).

Preparing for the course

To try and ensure the webinar goes as smoothly as possible for you on the day, we've created a very simple 5 point preparation list that you may wish to follow.

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