Call for Research into Dyslexia and Accessibility

As sent in by Pete Rainger (and yes, sorry for not posting this earlier as originally promised…it slipped my mind):

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 this we are calling for all those involved in research (both academic and practitioner based), whether in the past, present or aim to in the future, to join our online register (going online next month). Please download our brief questionnaire (in RTF format) and return it to

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.

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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