Special Education Exhibition comes to Cardiff

Expert advice and resources for teachers and parents

2nd May, 2006

With over 25% of children in education suffering with learning difficulties of some kind, finding a solution that makes the learning process easier and offers new hope for these children is a key priority in our schools. Whilst there are many solutions available to help, very few parents and teachers know about them or where they can be obtained.

Dolphin Computer Access, the UK specialist computer software company, is helping to bring advice and help to people affected by dyslexia, learning difficulties and print impairments, in the Cardiff area. Dolphin is organising and sponsoring a new Special Education exhibition in the city, which will show case a range of computer access and education solutions. The exhibition will also include support from the Dyslexia Institute of Wales, AbilityNet and the Royal National College for the Blind, so visitors can get expert advice and information on the day. There will also be several special needs technology suppliers present including Dolphin, Optelec Ltd, Force 10, Hagger Electronics and Visual Eyes UK, so parents and teachers alike will be able to experience the latest solutions from a range of different companies.The exhibition will be held on Tuesday 16th May 2006 at the Thistle Cardiff Hotel, which is located at 1, Park Place, Cardiff and is just a short distance from the Cardiff Queen Street station. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The exhibition is open between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Steve Hawkes,Dolphin's Marketing Manager comments; “Many Special Needs exhibitions have been running successfully across the country for some time now and we wanted to bring this wealth of experience, knowledge and advice to those in the Cardiff area. This is an ideal opportunity for teachers and parents concerned about their children’s reading and writing skills, to get first hand advice and support. We hope that the event will be worthwhile and offer a range of solutions to help improve literacy standards in the area. If it is successful, we hope that this will become a regular event.”