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

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!

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

QSDyslexiatest Website Image

QuickScan Dyslexia Questionnaire and QuickScreen Dyslexia Test

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.

QS Dyslexia Tests (QS) provide two online products for dyslexia screening for young people and adults and will flag up indicators for dyslexia.

The dyslexia test products 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 the test products 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

Sleep Deprivation?

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

LRC Website Screen Grab

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.