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Real Children

I speak about a race of real children, not too wise or too good, but bounded up and down by love and hate, oh may their early joys be nature and knowledge, rightly honoured by that name, not purchased with loss of power.

Wordsworth – Prelude V.410-425

Digital Overload

Digital Overload
Digital “media overload” or “cognitive overload” resulting in brain fog and reduced capacity to concentrate, stay alert or focused on the task in hand without getting frustrated by increased error rate and brain freeze?

Mindshift

Mindshift
Since 2016, an investigative journalist in France has been on a mission to show students how they’re duped, teaching them how to tell true from false online.

IT Checks for Schools

Keeping your network, school data, teachers and learners safe is a complex task, fraught with dangers. A specialist IT partner is ideally placed to keep abreast of the latest security risks and will ensure that your infrastructure, data security and pupil access to appropriate materials are kept up to date and as secure as possible. If you have a skills gap in your IT team, an IT partner can provide this resource for you much more efficiently with a blend of on-site and remote support services.
Partnering with an IT support provider ensures your IT costs are predictable, and your technology is cost-effective and future-proofed. It also helps stop those expensive IT investment mistakes that must be avoided as we try to cope with ever-increasing budget pressures.
A complimentary IT health check is available to schools at www.rm.com/changingIT

Dyslexia Tests

QS Dyslexia Tests

 

QuickScan and QuickScreen – Two OnLine dyslexia tools. QuickScan is an online questionnaire which provides an insight into learning modalities and other aspects of study skills as well as dyslexia. QuickScreen is a more in-depth diagnostic-style test which looks at ability and performance in a range of literacy skills.

Eyestrain Insights

Eyestrain Insights

Symptoms usually begin to appear after extended computer use, reading, straining your eyes in dim lighting, or during activities that involve prolonged visual tasks.

The most common reason for strained eyes is Computer Vision Syndrome, which is caused by using a computer for a long time.

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision Syndrome

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, we now have more exposure to the computer screen than we ever had before.

This increase in screen time comes with an increase in eyestrain and other eye and vision problems associated with computer vision syndrome.

Windows 10 Night Light

Windows 10 Night Light

Night light is a feature that reduces the amount of blue light at night time, and it displays warmer colors that can help to reduce eye strain and help you fall asleep after staying up late working on your computer.

Sleep Deprivation?

Sleep Deprivation Lecture

Do we really need to sleep? Dr. Thomas Neylan looks at intrinsic sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia and what to do if they affect you. Dr. Elissaios Karageorgio looks at how aging affects sleep and Dr. Rochelle Zak looks at the neurophysiology of sleep.

Circadian Stimulus

LRC Releases New Circadian Stimulus Calculator

Circadian Stimulus Calculator

The new calculator has greater functionality to aid lighting designers in the selection of light sources and light levels for “circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces.”

W10 App Colour Changes

Please note, we cannot provide any warranty that these methods work, but one thing seems to be sure – it hasn’t got easier in Windows 10 to make these kinds of change!

There are a number of possible solutions offered on this page.

Colour Changes

Colour Changes

Colour Changes

A BBC “HowTo” guide for changing your screen colours.

How to change screen colours

How to change screen colours

These guides explain how you can change the text and background colours in your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux) and browser to better suit your needs.

CVS Study

CVS Study

CVS Study

A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical and engineering college students of a University situated in the suburban area of Chennai. Students who used computer in the month preceding the date of study were included in the study. The participants were surveyed using a pre-tested structured questionnaire.

Asthenopia in Children

Asthenopia in Children

Asthenopia in Children

Although asthenopia is a frequent and relevant clinical problem in childhood, with potential consequences for learning, the scarcity of studies about the prevalence and clinical impact of asthenopia hinders the effective planning of public health measures.

What is – Disability?

Definition of Disability

Definition of Disability

You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. Perhaps, like Dyslexia before it, Screen Fatigue or Computer Vision Syndrome will become recognised as having long lasting impacts on peoples’ working lives.

Digital Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility

Hooray – the time has come the Walrus said for many things and eye-strain (Asthenopia) Computer Vision Syndrome or Screen Fatigue as a disability which has, for far to long, been dismissed as temporary yet, as an everyday uncomfortable even painful impairment to performance and productivity in the majority of DSE workers contributes 20% or 30 days to the total 57.2 days lost productivity in the UK. Maybe now, whilst recognised as a Global Pandemic elsewhere we can do something to raise awareness in the UK by revisiting the 2007 HSE Better Display Screen RR561 that subjectively reported 58% of user operators experienced symptoms

Work with purpose…

Work with purpose

Work with purpose

Three-quarters (78 percent) of thriving employees in the UK, those who feel fulfilled personally and professionally, say their company has a strong sense of purpose. To find purpose, employees crave movement, learning, and experimentation.