Call for dyslexia research participants: adults, both with and without dyslexia
Researchers at the University of Trento (Italy) are studying the perception of webpage visual complexity by people with dyslexia versus average readers. The research aims to improve the next generation of Web accessibility guidelines, particularly focusing on the legibility of the Web for dyslexic people.
The researchers are now looking for participants for a brief online study. Both dyslexic and average readers are needed. The study includes viewing webpages and rating how complex they seemed. The webpages will very briefly be flashed on the screen. The study should take less than 15 minutes.
If you would like to participate in the research, please follow the link: http://dyslexia.atw-lab.com/welcome/adult/en/web/
Note: the study does not run from a mobile device because it needs a larger monitor.
Email for research-related requests: email@example.com
Research: Disclosing Dyslexia
West Lothian Dyslexia Network is undertaking a survey on Dyslexia and Disclosure to gain better insight to why people choose to disclose or not, and ways of supporting people with dyslexia.
You don't have to be from West Lothian to take part. A paper copy of the survey can be downloaded here.
Dyslexia tutors and assessors required to trial new software that builds confidence and productivity for dyslexic writers
SprintPlus, is a relatively new piece of software that students and adults use to proof their written work either at school, university or work. We would like to invite dyslexia assessors or tutors from all areas to trial SprintPlus. In return for your feedback we will give you a free license.
We believe that SprintPlus builds the confidence and productivity of dyslexic writers but we want your thoughts and comments.
New research on visual issues
Teams from Bristol and Newcastle universities carried out eye tests on more than 5,800 children and did not find any differences in the vision of those with dyslexia. Report co-author Alexandra Creavin said eyesight was "very unlikely" to be the cause of such reading problems. The study draws on a long-term tracking study in the Bristol area, which has followed the health of more than 14,000 children since the 1990s.Click here to find out more.
Click here for a statement on the research and the BBC article by the International Institute of Colorimetry.
Click here for Dyslexia Scotland's leaflet on Visual Issues.