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I think I have a specific learning difficulty (Dyslexia)

Resources you can access straightaway for all students

If you are waiting for your diagnostic assessment result, or if you have had the assessment and the outcome is that you do not have a SpLD, there is still some support available to you however this would not be through Disability Services. You could access the support in the library outlined above which is available to all students. Other support that you may wish to explore could be:

  • Notetalker app

Notetalker is a simple and intuitive voice-recording app for easier note-taking. Notetalker app enables students to capture audio during a lecture, class or tutorial, meaning that attention can be focused on the lecture without missing information.  Recordings are then stored in a file on the mobile device and can then be referred back to at a later time.  This means that you can supplement your notes with any missed information from the recordings.

  • Text-to-speech (TTS)

Applies To: Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Office 365, Word 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010,

Text-to-speech (TTS) is the ability of your computer to play back written text as spoken words. Depending upon your configuration and installed TTS engines, you can hear most text that appears on your screen in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

  • Additional sources of information


The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action