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iPad and Mac tips for Students with Dyslexia

Learn about settings, fonts, apps and other tricks that are beneficial for students with dyslexia.

Apple devices include numerous built-in features and apps that are beneficial for students who are dyslexic, including students who have low vision – with and without dyslexia.  Dyslexia is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters and other symbols, but does not affect general intelligence.  In face, students with dyslexia tend to be great problems solvers and have exceptional memory skills!

Mac and iOS Features for Students with Dyslexia

Example of the OpenDyslexic font.


Dyslexia Supporting Students by Jeanette Davies.  This free Apple Book demonstrates the accessibility features of the Mac and iPad to support a student who had Dyslexia (or print disability such as low vision). This book includes instructions on how to turn on and use these accessibility features, how to create documents using Text Styles beneficial for students with dyslexia, use Text-to-Speech, tips on using apps such as Pages and Safari, and more.  This book is updated with each iOS update.

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