Dolphin Newsletter - March 2011

 

Index:

  1. Guide v6 release - Simple talking computing for people with sight loss
  2. Creating Alt Formats - Watch how easy it is with EasyConverter
  3. Dolphin Guide v6 release - Emailing friends & family is easy with Guide
  4. New dyslexia research - Training now available
  5. 5 minute SENCO input required for new dyslexia research

 

Guide v6 release - Simple talking computing for people with sight loss

A picture of a lady standing in front of a computer monitor showing Dolphin Guide, with the Canada and US flags above text that states "Guide v6 now available in North America".

Never used a computer and losing your sight? Get started with Dolphin Guide v6 & soon you will be:

Computers don't have to be complicated! Guide is simple talking computing for people that are blind or low vision and are new to computers. Popular with seniors, Guide is easy to learn and includes everything you'll need to get started. Never get lost or confused! Guide keeps it simple, with step by step choices that guide you through to guaranteed computer success.

Contact your North American Guide dealer

US flag.Your Low Vision Store (for California, Hawaii, Oregon & Washington)

EVAS (All other states)

 

Canada flag.Frontier Computing

 

 

 

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Creating Alt Formats - Watch how easy it is with EasyConverter

Conversion wizard box from EasyConverter with a "Play" arrow in the middle of it to represent play EasyConverter videos.

Watch for yourself to discover how easy it is to produce large print, MP3 audio, DAISY talking books and Braille alternative formats.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer or for more information on EasyConverter, call Rachel or Maggie today on 01905 754 577.

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Dolphin Guide v6 release - Emailing friends & family is easy with Guide

Dolphin Guide menu showing the different email options including read email and write email.

Send, receive, reply to, edit, forward and save emails. Dolphin Guide makes sending and receiving emails unbelievably easy!

Guide will read out your email and display it in large print on the screen. If photographs have been attached to the email, Guide can magnify them instantly at the touch of a button!

Dolphin Guide - Simple talking computing for seniors with sight loss.

Contact your North American Guide dealer

US flag.Your Low Vision Store (for California, Hawaii, Oregon & Washington)

EVAS (All other states)

 

Canada flag.Frontier Computing

 

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New dyslexia research - Training now available

A recent DfE pilot that trialled accessible resources with dyslexic students reports exciting results. For hands-on training on how to create and deliver accessible resources, sign up for the free "Make it Accessible" course.

The Accessible Resources Pilot project, led by Dolphin Computer Access, tested a model for providing curriculum materials in accessible electronic file formats for students with dyslexia.

As a direct result of the project, teachers have reported that:

  • 56% of pupils improved with their reading*
  • 70% of pupils improved with their writing*
  • 71% improved with their level of achievement*
  • 68% improved with their confidence*

open quotation mark.J and L are two of our most severe Dyslexic students. Both are statemented and find it really hard to access material. J just said 'I can read this' and it was wonderful." SENCO involved in the Accessible Resources Pilot Project.

Book onto a FREE Dolphin 'Make it Accessible' one day training course to learn key universal rules for delivering Dyslexia friendly accessible learning materials.

To attend a 'Make it Accessible' course please call Dolphin on 01905 754 577 or for further information visit www.YourDolphin.com/MakeItAccessible.

* Statistics taken directly from the Accessible Resources Pilot Project evaluation report written by EA Draffan of the University of Southampton. Read the evaluation report in full.

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5 minute SENCO input required for new dyslexia research

Dolphin Computer Access is undertaking a series of research projects to investigate the use of alternative formats for dyslexic students in education.

Dolphin are looking for education professionals to complete a short survey which should take less than 5 minutes and were hoping that you might be able to assist!

If you have any questions regarding the survey or specific questions on how to improve your provision of alternative formats to dyslexic students then please contact Dolphin on 01905 754 577.

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