You can receive many types of accommodations on the SAT or ACT.  Here are some of the important facts.
http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/accommodations-education/act-sat-test-accommodations

Google is releasing a free new education tool called Google Drive for Education that has some very powerful features, including unlimited storage.
http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/09/30/google-unveils-drive-education-free-unlimited-storage-automatic-file-encryption/

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!  What are you doing to raise awareness?

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!  What are you doing to raise awareness?

This is extremely important to keep in mind.

This is extremely important to keep in mind.

Pixar veterans have developed a type of speech recognition that works for children: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/toytalk/?mbid=social_twitter

Dyscalculia is often called “math dyslexia”, but this is not an accurate or in-depth explanation of the condition.  Learn more about dyscalculia here:
http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/what-is-dyscalculia

Do you have dyslexia?  Then you might make a good spy!  GCHQ, a British intelligence agency, says that they have specifically hired more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic employees for their ability to analyze information in a “logical and analytical” way and for their “spiky” skill sets - their unique level of exceptional talent in some areas.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11111584/GCHQ-employs-more-than-100-dyslexic-and-dyspraxic-spies.html

Do you have dyslexia?  Then you might make a good spy!  GCHQ, a British intelligence agency, says that they have specifically hired more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic employees for their ability to analyze information in a “logical and analytical” way and for their “spiky” skill sets - their unique level of exceptional talent in some areas.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11111584/GCHQ-employs-more-than-100-dyslexic-and-dyspraxic-spies.html

The 2014 Dyslexia Symposium is coming up soon! The Symposium will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 11. Learn about resources, technology, and more for students with dyslexia!

A bit more news about iOS8’s new features and changes, like heavily upgraded dictation software for Siri.
http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/17/ios-8-apple-opens-up-and-catches-up-to-android-review/

Amazon has announced a huge selection of new devices, including some new e-readers.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/amazon-announces-new-fire-tablets-e-ink-kindles-and-a-special-fire-for-kids/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

The new operating system for iPhone and iPad (iOS 8) is now available for download.  It includes several new accessibility features.  Read about them here:
http://www.macstories.net/stories/an-overview-of-ios-8s-new-accessibility-features/

Fascinating new findings about how the brains of dyslexics differ from those of non-dyslexics.

http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-dyslexic-readers-disrupted-network-brain.html

Could reading on a smaller screen, such as a smartphone screen, help people with dyslexia read?  If so, why?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/smart-phones-beat-paper-best-device-reading/

Read & Write for Google, the advanced assistive technology program for Google Drive, now has some powerful new features.  These include speech input and visual word definitions!
http://www.spectronics.com.au/blog/tools-and-resources/speech-input-simplify-and-summarize-now-part-of-readwrite-for-google/

Five common myths about dyscalculia: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/common-myths-about-dyscalculia?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ldorg