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FW: Call for Research into Dyslexia and Accessibility

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:10:37 -0000
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From: Research ADO [mailto:research@adult-dyslexia.org]
Sent: 18 February 2005 14:51
To: research@adult-dyslexia.org
Subject: Call for Research into Dyslexia and Accessibility

Dear All,
*apologies for cross-posting*
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 research initiative.
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: http://www.adult-dyslexia.org/research.rtf  and return it to research@adult-dyslexia.org . 
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 Research Initiative
The research initiative will cover four main topic area (other suggestions welcome):

*	Web Accessibility for Dyslexia, 

*	E-learning Accessibility for Dyslexia, 

*	Interface Design (inc. Software) for Dyslexia, 

*	Print Accessibility for Dyslexia.

The initiatives aims will include:

*	The development of an Accessibility & Dyslexia Research Community, 

*	An online Research Register of Researchers and Practitioners, 

*	An Interactive online Research Literature Review / Bibliography, 

*	The development of workshops, conferences and events to brings the community together to share experience, expertise and best practice

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: http://www.adult-dyslexia.org/index.php?id=22 . Please note the website is very much in development.
Peter Rainger
ADO Research Initiative
Email : research@adult-dyslexia.org 
Peter Rainger
Director / Senior Accessibility Consultant
Key2Access Ltd.
Accessibility and Assistive Technology Consultancy
Phone : 01273 477335
Web : http://www.key2access.co.uk 
Received on Friday, 18 February 2005 16:13:30 UTC

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