The project to develop the Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant website has been successfully completed. The new site aims to help up to 20% of the population who display some symptoms of Dyslexia. A brain-based type of learning disability, Dyslexia specifically impairs a person’s ability to read, despite normal intelligence.
Elizabeth Wilkinson, who is dyslexic herself and autistic, set up as The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant 8 years ago. She has launched a redeveloped, visitor-friendly website for clients throughout Shropshire. Together we have produced a site with greater appeal while offering improved accessibility and regularly updated information.
She said: “I was sad to see the original site go but I’m delighted with the new updated site and how TUZONGO have managed to incorporate the accessibility features that I wanted.”
The new look uses a text-to-speech facility, BrowseAloud, designed by Texthelp Ltd, the revolutionary Dyslexie font designed by Christian Boer, and a range of colour schemes that users can choose from to help make reading easier.
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Even though the disabilty affects such a large number of people, very few websites cater for the needs of dyslexic users. The new site enables Elizabeth to realise her passionate desire to help and support local dyslexics including adults & children, parents & families, professionals & businesses, individuals & groups. It incorporates the latest digital innovations, including a fully responsive design, which means that the site is easy to use and can be viewed on tablets and mobile phones.
I have been happy to go the extra mile to ensure the site met Elizabeth’s requirements. It makes sense to put in place a resource that is inclusive and I would hope, in the future, more web development adopts a similar approach.
The website creates a point of contact for matters relating to Dyslexia such as trainer and teacher training, awareness courses and dyslexia screening.
Take a look at the new Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant website at www.theddc.org.uk.