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Oct 2

robotrockers:

I’ve got a friend and they mean a lot to me.

(Source: princegumbutt)

Oct 1
dyslexic-kids:

Today we’ll be talking about assistive technology that you can use on your computer or access from your computer. There are online games designed for students with dyslexia, several text-to-speech programs from which to choose, and more. 
Ghotit Real Writer & Reader software is a writing and reading assistant designed for people with dyslexia. It contains a phonetic and context spell checker, grammar checker, punctuation checker and text-to-speech. http://www.ghotit.com/
Read&Write Gold helps students with dyslexia read and write with a powerful grammar and spell checker and screenshot reader, and it has a speak-while-typing feature. http://www.texthelp.com/UK
Dragon speech recognition software is very popular, but some complain about the computer software’s learning curve. The app, on the other hand, is very fast and easy to use. http://www.nuance.com/dragon/accessibility/dragon-dyslexia-learning-challenges/index.htm
Claro text-to-speech programs include screen rulers, magnifiers and color overlays, and can be carried on a USB for portability. http://www.clarosoftware.com/latest_news.php?id=29
Wynn scanning and reading software uses optical character recognition to read scanned documents, websites, and .pdf files to you while highlighting the words. http://www.freedomscientific.com/lsg/products/wynn.asp
Additional links:
Links to free software: http://www.dyslexia.com/helpread.htm
Games that help teach students with dyslexia: http://www.dyslexiclikeme.org/products/%E2%80%A2-software/
More games for students with dyslexia: http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/fun-games-for-dyslexics
Resources to support dyslexic pupils: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-dyslexia/schools-colleges-and-universities/resources-to-support-dyslexic-pupils.html
British Dyslexia Association Technologies (links on right side of page): http://bdatech.org/
Language Tune-Up Kit uses a pre-recorded human voice to develop reading skills using Orton-Gillingham’s phonics method. http://www.jwor.com/
ReadOn text-to-speech software: http://www.readonsoftware.com/
TextAloud 3 text-to-speech software that converts your text from  Word Documents, emails, web pages and .pdf files into natural-sounding speech: http://nextup.com/
Crick reading and writing software for young learners with dyslexia: http://www.cricksoft.com/us/special-needs/Dyslexia.aspx
Lexia Reading Core 5: http://www.lexialearning.com/product/core5
BeeLine Reader - uses a color gradient that is intended to help guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next: http://www.beelinereader.com/

dyslexic-kids:

Today we’ll be talking about assistive technology that you can use on your computer or access from your computer. There are online games designed for students with dyslexia, several text-to-speech programs from which to choose, and more. 

Ghotit Real Writer & Reader software is a writing and reading assistant designed for people with dyslexia. It contains a phonetic and context spell checker, grammar checker, punctuation checker and text-to-speech. http://www.ghotit.com/

Read&Write Gold helps students with dyslexia read and write with a powerful grammar and spell checker and screenshot reader, and it has a speak-while-typing feature. http://www.texthelp.com/UK

Dragon speech recognition software is very popular, but some complain about the computer software’s learning curve. The app, on the other hand, is very fast and easy to use. http://www.nuance.com/dragon/accessibility/dragon-dyslexia-learning-challenges/index.htm

Claro text-to-speech programs include screen rulers, magnifiers and color overlays, and can be carried on a USB for portability. http://www.clarosoftware.com/latest_news.php?id=29

Wynn scanning and reading software uses optical character recognition to read scanned documents, websites, and .pdf files to you while highlighting the words. http://www.freedomscientific.com/lsg/products/wynn.asp

Additional links:

Links to free software: http://www.dyslexia.com/helpread.htm

Games that help teach students with dyslexia: http://www.dyslexiclikeme.org/products/%E2%80%A2-software/

More games for students with dyslexia: http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/fun-games-for-dyslexics

Resources to support dyslexic pupils: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-dyslexia/schools-colleges-and-universities/resources-to-support-dyslexic-pupils.html

British Dyslexia Association Technologies (links on right side of page): http://bdatech.org/

Language Tune-Up Kit uses a pre-recorded human voice to develop reading skills using Orton-Gillingham’s phonics method. http://www.jwor.com/

ReadOn text-to-speech software: http://www.readonsoftware.com/

TextAloud 3 text-to-speech software that converts your text from  Word Documents, emails, web pages and .pdf files into natural-sounding speech: http://nextup.com/

Crick reading and writing software for young learners with dyslexia: http://www.cricksoft.com/us/special-needs/Dyslexia.aspx

Lexia Reading Core 5: http://www.lexialearning.com/product/core5

BeeLine Reader - uses a color gradient that is intended to help guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next: http://www.beelinereader.com/

Oct 1

smarter-not-harder:

Always been fascinated by fire and if this doesnt speak volumes without a single word well then youve never met this fiend face to face. Beautiful destroyer

(Source: krimsons)

Oct 1

(Source: adobe)

Oct 1
givetoahero:

vfisoftexas:

Announcing the New Fire Truck in style!

Ha!

givetoahero:

vfisoftexas:

Announcing the New Fire Truck in style!

Ha!

sethmypet:

THEY’RE SO USELESS AND STUPID I WANT THREE THOUSAND

(Source: samdesantis)

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ealperin:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

itsjustlarz:

PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT LAST ONE FOREAL

HEY

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it’s okay I know everybody forgets Meet The Robinsons so I got your back

I think we’re forgetting someone:

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(Source: disney-where-dreams-come-true)

congenitalprogramming:

ullarin:

kijikun:

fiftyshadesof-ofmiceandmen:

ask-rainy-water-princess:

genocidershodan:

lemonteaflower:

anxiety.

Or, you know, you could just stop saying sorry.

I take it you don’t have anxiety.

You can’t “just stop saying sorry”. You do something, something so little, like accidentally bump into someone. You feel horrible about it. Your brain starts panicking and you have trouble trying to breathe. You stutter an apology. They say it’s okay, but you accidentally do it again, and you apologize again. They just say “Aha, you can stop saying sorry.” And you feel horrible that you’ve probably made them angry or upset, so you mutter out an apology for the third stupid time, and they just say to stop saying sorry. Stop saying sorry. 

You can’t just tell someone to stop saying you’re sorry.

I want that comment on flyers so I can hang them in my school

reblogging this one for the GOOD commentary.

If you’re going to tell someone to stop saying sorry say, “You don’t have to apologize to me.” and smile. If they say sorry again just say, “You’re fine.” and keep smiling and move on. The faster the situation is resolved the faster the person with anxiety can start to calm down. Please don’t get angry at someone for saying sorry, sometimes that’s all the person feels like they can do.

^^ Bolding mine.

iamthedukeofurl:

wholockian-at-hogwarts:

WHAT DO YOU AMERICANS MEAN WHEN A SHOW IS ON AT LIKE FUCKIN “8/7c” WHAT IS THAT????

We never switched over to metric timekeeping. The c stands for “Caw”, referring to how many times a majestic eagle has flown overhead and cawed that day. Sometimes the eagles are feeling sluggish, so the show could be on after either the 7th or 8th caw.