How Assistance Tech, Services Can Help Develop Next Great Thinkers
We know there are millions of individuals with learning differences, and for so many of them, the inability to read in a print-based world is a barrier to their success in education and progression in the workplace.
But we also know (and science now confirms) that having a reading disability is by no means a reflector of intelligence or potential to succeed. Kids with learning differences like dyslexia, for instance, can be incredibly bright, hard=working and capable of original, out-of-the-box thinking. They simply need a different way to access their educational content—and once you give that to them,they flourish.
Today’s assistive technologies make it possible to deliver educational materials in accessible, digital formats that people can enjoy in the midst of daily life. Countless voices in the community have challenged us to make educational content accessible on mainstream devices like iPad, iPhone, MP3 players, Macs and PCs.The technology frees parents from always having to be readers for their children,teachers are delighted to use it in the classroom, and best of all, kids themselves embrace learning and get on an equal playing field with their peers, which does wonders for their confidence and self-esteem.