Designing for dyslexia

When creating resources it’s important that the content is accessible to all learners. This article in Design Week has some useful insights in designing for dyslexia.

The style guide (below) is a good starting point.

British Dyslexia Association: Style Guide 2018Creating Dyslexia Friendly Content

All students and staff have access to Acrobat Pro via ‘AppsAnywhere’, the shortcut is on every university desktop.

Acrobat Pro, unlike the normal Acrobat reader which launches automatically when you click on a PDF gives you added functionality which can allow users to re-format documents.

Users can save PDFs as Word Documents to re-format documents to suit their needs if necessary. The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software also found in Acrobat Pro allows users to convert ‘scanned’ pages back in to text and saved as a Word document. Depending on the quality of the scan the software will do a reasonable job to convert the graphical text in to editable text, which can then be tidied up if necessary.

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