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Re: Easy Read UK

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:24:23 +0200
To: Rochford <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <14971f3fd20.cf8de1e9149083.3204550641438966178@zoho.com>
It is an interesting link. However we have resolved to look at accessibility for information and services etc. Not at learning methodologies.
Clearly there is an overlap, but we need to be careful to seperate out from learning methodologies what we can consider accessibility advice.

My 2 cents - speaking just as a member, Many dyslexics, such as myself, (although not all) have a very impaired visual memory (if I have one at all) and techniques like this will not help at all.

All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects 
LinkedIn, Twitter

---- On Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:53:07 +0200  Rochford&lt;john.rochford@umassmed.edu&gt; wrote ---- 

  Hi Lisa and All,
 Easy Read Online (ERO) is the UK organization I had referenced during one of our teleconferences. Its website says it creates easy-to-read documents for people with learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).
 See http://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/
 I could not immediately find any references to information that the techniques ERO employs are evidence-based or empirically-tested.
 While looking for ERO, I stumbled upon “EasyRead”, by Oxford Learning Solutions, another UK organization. Its product is designed for people with learning disabilities (Dyslexia, etc.). Its home page references:
 ·     a “… research-based approach …”;
 ·     empirical testing with “… thousands of children …”; and
 ·     a link to results from “Randomized Control Trials”
 See http://www.easyreadsystem.com/ 
 John Rochford
 UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
 Director, INDEX Program
 Instructor, Family Medicine &amp; Community Health
 Twitter: @ClearHelper

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