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Have you tried...

Adjusting the colours on your computer such as back ground colour, font styles, spacing, magnification etc.?

Application Link
Windows Windows PC Guide to to change the background or color of a document
Mac Mac to add or change the fill colour
PC How to change the page background color on Adobe Reader

 

Using colour overlays for hard copy text or colour masking applications to change the screen colour?

Application Link Comments
Colour Overlays  Crossbow Education Coloured Page Overlays Cost for a single overlay £3.47
Texthelp  Read & Write screening masking Read & Write Beginners Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
SS-Overlay MyStudyBar App Available on its own or as part of My Study Bar
Screen Shades Guide to add or change fill colour  
Chrome Vis Using Chromevis for Google Chrome  
Colour Screen Filter Android Colour Screen Filter  
Dyslexia Toolbox iOS Dyslexia Toolbox App  

 

Using a reading ruler to read line by line? 

Application Link Comments
Reading Ruler Crossbow Coloured Reading Rulers Cost £1.99 each
Texthelp  Read & Write Screening Masking TextHelp Beginners Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write

Vu Bar & T Bar

MyStudyBar App Available on their own or as part of My Study Bar

 

 Using text-to-speech software so information could be read aloud with a real-speak voice such as ‘Scottish Stuart’ (available for free download)?

Application Link Comments
Texthelp  Read & Write TextHelp Beginners Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
Orato (Windows) MyStudyBar App Available on their own or as part of My Study Bar
Balabolka (Windows) MyStudyBar App Available on their own or as part of My Study Bar
Mac-text-to-speech OS X Mavericks: Hear your Mac speak text  
Natural Reader  NaturalReader 14  
Voice Dream Voice Dream Reader  
ClaroSpeak ClaroSpeak Chrome App  

 

Using a scanning application to convert ‘paper text’ to digital (editable) text so that you can customise your own reading preferences and create alternative versions such as large print or audio file?

Application Link Comments
Texthelp  Read & Write TextHelp Beginners Guide Accessed from Start menu>all programs>read & write
Cam Scanner CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator  
Mobile OCR Mobile OCR Pro  

 

Using active reading strategies such as SQ3R?

Check out the Dyslexia Study Skills interactive website at the University of Sheffield. 

Contact

The ASC

(Advice and Support Centre)
79 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020