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From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Feb 18, 2005 9:13AM
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size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Research ADO
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]Sent: 18 February 2005
14:51To: <EMAIL REMOVED> ject: Call for
Research into Dyslexia and Accessibility
As part of the Adult
Dyslexia Organisations (ADO) forthcoming launch of their new "Dyslexia Friendly
: User Friendly" Campaign, we are putting out a call for participation in a new
The ADO has teamed
up with Key2Access Ltd. to try to create a 'community of research and
collaboration' for those involved in accessibility and Dyslexia (or other
SpLDs). To do we this we are calling for all those involved in research (both
academic and practitioner based), to join our online register (going online next
month). Please download our brief questionnaire (in RTF format) from: <A
and return it to <A
href="mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> "> <EMAIL REMOVED> .
If you are just
interested in the initiative, or the area of research then you
can join our low volume email list to keep you posted on the latest
developments. Just send an email to us with your name and contact details and we
will add you to the list.
Details of the
initiative will cover four main topic area (other suggestions
Web Accessibility for Dyslexia,
E-learning Accessibility for Dyslexia,
Interface Design (inc. Software) for
Print Accessibility for Dyslexia.
The initiatives aims will
The development of an Accessibility & Dyslexia
An online Research Register of Researchers and
An Interactive online Research Literature Review /
The development of workshops, conferences and
events to brings the community together to share experience, expertise and
Our long term
aim will be the development of guidelines and best practice advice for each of
the topic areas.
The New ADO Website
- Contributions Welcome
Next month will see
the formal launch of the new ADO website. The website aims to be an online
resource for adult dyslexia across the four campaign sectors: Education,
Employment, Day-to-Day Living and ICT. The ADO are currently developing the
content and would very much welcome any contributions of articles, case studies
or resources. See Information for Contributors: <SPAN
note the website is very much in development.
InitiativeEmail : <A
href="mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> "> <EMAIL REMOVED>
Director / Senior
Accessibility ConsultantKey2Access Ltd.Accessibility and Assistive
Technology ConsultancyPhone : 01273 477335Web : <A