OpenDyslexic – Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface

A free-to-use font designed to help people with dyslexia is gaining favour.

A B and C from the OpenDyslexic font - designed to give 'gravity' to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers' minds

A B and C from the OpenDyslexic font – designed to give ‘gravity’ to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers’ minds

OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers.

A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as an option for its users.

The font has also been built into a word processor, an ebook reader and has been installed on school computers.

The project was created by Abelardo Gonzalez, a New Hampshire-based mobile app designer, who released his designs onto the web at the end of last year.

Source: BBC

Inclusive educative gaming: a holistic view

As part of the presentation “Inclusive educative gaming: a holistic view”, ViPi will be presented on Friday 13 December at 15.15 to 16.30 in room G2 Cailliau in the session “Video Games for Learning” at the Media and Learning event.

The event will take place at the Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters (Hendrik Consciencegebouw, Koning Albert II-laan 15, 1210 Brussels).

ViPi booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013

Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

ViPi hosted a booth at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN which took place on 4-6 December 2013 in Berlin, Germany. This is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors.
With a particular emphasis on how Learning Moves, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 focused on change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation.

The new look of the Cyprus Government Portal

The Cyprus Government Portal has gone through a thorough re-design recently and is now online. The Portal offers a separate and well-distinct section for persons with disabilities, where people gain immediate access to a number of relevant services (special education, employment, legal issues, complaints to the government, etc.), documentation and related Websites.

 

The page showing the services for people with disabilities on the CY government portal

Video coverage of ViPi / ATLEC final symposium

The “Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all” final symposium of the ViPi & ATLEC projects that took place on 04/12/2013 in Brussels, Belgium, was also captured on video.

For the actual presentations, please visit the agenda overview page, where pdf downloads are available of every presentation as well.

Below are the various video parts:

Part 1/8

Part 2/8

Part 3/8

Part 4/8

Part 5/8

Part 6/8

Part 7/8

Part 8/8

ViPi event presentations are now online

Helga Stevens at ViPi - ATLEC Event 04/12/2013

Helga Stevens at ViPi – ATLEC Event 04/12/2013

We completed a successful event yesterday, with the participation of experts from all over Europe and beyond.

All presentations can now be downloaded from the event page. We will also upload the complete video coverage of the entire event in the next few days, so that you can relive the event in its entirety, including the very lively panel debate.

ViPi in the Parliament Magazine

A ViPi article is featured in the Parliament Magazine Issue 380.