solutions to challenging activities

solutions to challenging activities

Return to your list of the challenging activities, which you updated in ‘Discussing disability’.

Add notes on possible solutions to as many of the challenges as you can.

You might like to share your ideas in the Comments section below and discuss the similarities and differences.



OU Knowledge Network, ‘Guidelines for describing visual teaching material’ public/ index.cfm?wpid=2709

US National Public Website on Assistive Technology



Deafblind, ‘Refreshable Braille displays’

RNID, ‘Facts and figures about deafness’

RNID, ‘Deafblind people’ factsheet


British Dyslexia Association, ‘What is dyslexia?’, (no longer accessible)

British Dyslexia Association, ‘Study skills’, (no longer accessible)


Sight impairment

Deafblind, ‘Refreshable Braille displays’

RNIB, ‘About sight loss – changing the way we think about blindness.

RNIB, ‘Using a computer with low vision’ and ‘Using a computer without vision’

RNID, ‘Deafblind people’ factsheet


Simulation of magnification and certain visual impairments

WebAIM screen reader simulation

WebAIM visual impairment simulation

Sources of funding for disabled students

UK Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

Scotland Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education

StudentAid BC



Assistive technology software

Screen magnification

SuperNova Magnifier (formerly known as Lunar) from Dolphin Computer Access

SuperNova from Dolphin Computer Access

ZoomText from Ai Squared Products/ zoomtextmag/ index.cfm

Screen readers

SuperNova Screen Reader (formerly known as Hal) from Dolphin Computer Access

JAWS from Freedom Scientific


Tools to support dyslexic people

ReadandWrite and Wordsmith


BBC (2005) ‘Men's health’, London, British Broadcasting Corporation, (Accessed 31 July 2007).

British Dyslexia Association (2005) ‘What is dyslexia?’. Reading, British Dyslexia Association, (Accessed 31 July 2007).

RNIB (2005) ‘About sight loss – changing the way we think about blindness’ [online], London, Royal National Institute of the Blind (Accessed 31 July 2007).

RNID (2005) ‘Facts and figures about deafness’, London, Royal National Institute for Deaf People (Accessed 31 July 2007).