Vote for our Toolkit founder to become a digital hero

11 August 2015
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Margaret Crombie shortlisted:

TalkTalk Digital Heroes competition

We are delighted that Dr. Margaret Crombie, who chaired the online Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit working group digital project from 2009 – 2014 has been shortlisted for the Education category of the TalkTalk Digital Heroes competition! 

All shortlisted nominees will be announced on the Digital Heroes Awards website today, Tuesday 11th August, when public voting for all category winners will begin.

Voting will be open for 4 weeks, closing on the 8th September.  All votes cast through the website will determine who the TalkTalk Digital Heroes will be from 10 categories – the winners will be announced on the 15th September.

Voting on the TalkTalk Digital Heroes website will go live at midday on Tuesday 11th August. Tthe voting pages will close on 8th September. 

Why vote for the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit?

Margaret Crombie worked with a group of knowledgeable and enthusiastic professionals to engage with those affected and build a free online toolkit to help support children with dyslexia in schools.  From humble beginnings as a resource for teachers, the Toolkit has grown to include a multitude of advice, downloadable resources and interactive material to help not just teachers, but parents, children, local authorities and other agencies.  Thanks to the commitment of those involved and digital accessibility, anyone can gain understanding of dyslexia and how to help.

Support from the Scottish Government enabled the setting up and maintenance of the development of the Toolkit.  If we win this competition, further funding could be used to expand the Toolkit to further involve young people in providing what they feel they need to support their education.

Dr. Margaret Crombie said, "The website is freely accessible - thanks to a committed hard-working team of knowledgeable individuals, all involved in the dyslexia field.  Funding from the Scottish Government enabled us to get this venture up and running.  Anyone can log on to get well-researched and reliable information on dyslexia and the situation in Scottish schools.  There is a lot of information so it's worth taking some time to find just how the website can help."