Weekly Roundup: Dybuster at Edtech Collider & Reading for the Visually Impaired

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Dybuster at Edtech Collider Switzerland’s first collaborative space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology

Last week we were very excited to be a part of the opening ceremony of the Swiss EdTech Collider at the EPFL Campus. The Swiss EdTech Collider is Switzerland’s first collaborative space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology. This project plans to make Switzerland a global leader in EdTech by creating a strong support ecosystem. There will be a Demo Day on the 4th May to take you through this ambitious project.

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Make reading easy for visually impaired

The availability of books to those with visual impairments and those with learning disabilities it extremely limited, this article from the Khaleeg Times points out that this ‘book famine’ needs attention.

According to Irina Bokova poorly designed or inaccessible books are limiting the reading and comprehension of those with learning difficulties.

Although there has been a rise in the popularity of audio books there needs to be more diversity in the readers to appeal to wider audiences.

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Next Weeks events:

Free College Skills Course for Young People with Dyslexia – Glasgow, UK

May 2nd 2017 – 10:00 to 12:00

FREE Catch Up Clubs for 16-19 year olds – Durham, UK

May 2nd 2017 – 16:00 to 17:00

FREE Catch Up Clubs for 16-19 year olds – Durham, UK

May 3rd 2017 – 17:30 to 18:30

FREE Catch Up Clubs for 16-19 year olds – Stockton, UK

May 4th 2017 – 16:30 to 17:30

Branch Meeting  – Glasgow, UK

May 4th 2017 –  19:00

SEND Conference – Leicestershire, UK

May 5th 2017 – All day

Free Parent Awareness Course – Pontyclun, UK

May 6th 2017 – 10:15 to 12:45

Adult Network Meeting – Edinburgh, UK

May 6th 2017 – 14:00 to 16:00