Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Free Public Webinar with Assistive Technology Expert Jamie Martin
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“A Step in the Write! Direction: Make Writing Easier with Assistive Technology” Webinar For students with dyslexia, the process of writing a sentence, paragraph, or essay can be a daunting task. Difficulties with spelling, organization, and editing all contribute to a frustrating experience.  In addition, low working memory makes the writing process next to impossible. Fortunately, in this day and age, assistive technology can make writing easier for all students.  In this webinar, Jamie Martin, an assistive technology consultant with over 20 years of educational experience, will introduce several  AT tools, both for the desktop and the iPad, that your children can utilize to better express their ideas in writing. A Step in the Write! Direction assistive technology webinarHosted by Learning Ally, this free, hour-long session is also valuable for teachers, tutors and specialists who work with children who have dyslexia and learning differences. The live webinar, which over 1,000 people registered to attend, took place on November 19, 2014. It was recorded and can be viewed below:

Download Jamie's slide presentation here

Download Jamie's list of apps (with links)

After you've watched the webinar, please take a moment to fill out this short survey. Your feedback helps us plan the topics of future webinars to better meet your needs. Stay tuned, as we'll be posting answers to the audience's questions from the live webinar here on the blog shortly.
Jamie MartinAbout our presenter: Jamie Martin's education career has spanned the last 20 years, and he has worked with dyslexic students for the majority of that time, both as an Orton-Gillingham language tutor and an assistive technology instructor. He is currently an assistive technology consultant and trainer, specializing in finding AT solutions for students and adults with dyslexia. Be sure to catch Jamie and a host of other great speakers at Learning Ally’s Spotlight on Dyslexia national virtual conference, on 12/5/14.
Learning Ally - Together It's PossibleAbout this webinar series: Learning Ally is proud to partner with leading experts in the learning disabilities and assistive technology fields. On a regular basis, we sponsor free webinars for students, their parents and educators - providing a wealth of practical information on resources and accommodations for individuals who learn differently.
 


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