The White House website of the new administration is full of accessibility features and commitments, brought to you by the Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
Interesting article by Melanie Jameson on the issue of Visual Stress and the varying approaches to remediation. Which one can we believe when all claim to hold the key to resolving symptoms and improving reading? Word Doc Download.
Are they “Fit for purpose?”
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
Oh may their early joys be nature and knowledge. Knowledge, rightly honoured by that name, not purchased with the loss of power. Don’t just sit there, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
In recent years headlines claiming that sitting is the new smoking have caused alarm among desk based workers especially in light of suggestions that regular exercise is not enough to undo sitting’s ills. http://www.hsmsearch.com/page_662205.asp
QuickScan and QuickScreen – Two OnLine dyslexia tools.
QuickScan is an online questionnaire that 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 that looks at ability and performance in a range of literacy skills.
The dyslexia screening tools are ideal for both:
- individuals at home – and
- organisations – for their recruits, staff or students with a management portal, detailed reporting and annual licenses
Whether you are a personal user, educational establishment or workplace organisation, you have the option to use one or both of these screening tools depending on your requirements and results.
Please note there are costs associated with both tests.
But if you are signed in as a Display Screen Optimiser subscriber you can have a free go on QuickScan on the Tools Page
Why are we mentioning another company and website on our site? Because coloured overlays, in our case background colours for your digital display screen, help with dyslexia too.
In fact, this is how they were brought mainstream.
From working with people with dyslexia, we now know that coloured backgrounds also help mitigate the risks of screen fatigue.
For more information about QuickScan and QuickScreen, hop over to their website.
For more information about coloured overlays, and how colours can help you to improve your reading speed, improve your productivity and mitigate the harms of screen fatigue:
We suggest further reading from our blog – Colour Contrast 101 why is it important for eye health and then this excerpt from our white paper – Colour optimisation and visual stress
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.
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.
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.
A BBC “HowTo” guide for changing your 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.