The DSA funded support for students with SpLDs usually includes a scanner with good quality OCR software and screen reading software, so that students can convert most forms of text into a screen readable format.
It may be a question of training and the student being introduced to this approach, which forsters greater learner independence, where possible.
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff. on behalf of Pauline McInnes
Sent: Tue 27/01/2009 14:44
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Subject: Digitisation for dyslexic students
I may have asked this question before, but it’s just raised its head again here at Roehampton.
We have a digitisation service, whereby we can digitise books and journal articles for students with visual impairments and those whose physical impairments make it very difficult to manipulate a book.
We have just had a request in, asking us if we can digitise materials for severely dyslexic students. My understanding is that this would break the copyright laws, does anyone know this for sure?
Also, if we could do this for severely dyslexic students, how would we measure who out of our 400 or so dyslexic students really and truly needed their books in a digital format, does anyone have any ideas on what indicator we might use to determine this?
I look forward to hearing from.
Head of Disability Services
Tel: 020 8392 3366
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