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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

Image shows word "Dyslexia" created where each letter is made up of pictures of people. Above this image in plain text is "Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from 2nd October in England Ireland and Wales. This year's theme is the "positive about dyslexia".

This week 2 to 8 October 2017, it’s Dyslexia Awareness Week. This year, the theme is Positive about Dyslexia. This is particularly important, because as with all other disabilities, people often perceive dyslexia as a negative thing.

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Audio Game Jam 2

Logo with the words Audiogame jam 2

Games are often inaccessible to the blind and visually impaired because they rely on the player being able to see and interact with visuals, in order to play the game. However, games could be made accessible if sound elements could be made that play the same role as the visual elements.

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Disabled Voices Online: Interview with Tracy from the blog Confessions of a DeafBlind Mother

Aidis Trust logo with the words "Disabled Voices Online" beneath it.

We’re back with another of our disabled voices online interviews. This week we’ve Tracy Stine, a deaf blind mother and blogger determined to educate the world about deafblind people and help those who are deafblind.

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Why Gaming? The history of the Aidis Trust and gaming

displays a cartoon living room with furniture in a mess caused by the game characters.

We started our gaming service Everyone Can Game in 2014. However, we’ve been helping disabled people game long before then.

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The Free Rice Game: Gaming and Fighting World Hunger Combined

A screenshot from the homepage of freerice.com. The main image is asking a qeustion: "Restrict means? seek, limit, neaten or twinkle"

One of the endlessly fascinating aspects of the internet, well at least for me anyhow, is how massive it is. There is such a wealth of information available online. This can often make it very difficult to find what you want because just about everything else keeps cropping up instead, but sometimes you find some interesting things, often that you never even knew would be useful but turn out to be. And sometimes you find things that are just plain bizarre, but intriguing, like the one I thought I’d share with you today.

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