London Marathon 2013 – A personal perspective

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Having, perhaps foolishly, agreed to run my first ever marathon this year, I wasn’t sure what to expect on the day. Having previously attended the marathon, I was well aware of the size… Continue reading

2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in… Continue reading

What a year!

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As we move towards the Christmas period, schools, colleges and universities are starting to wind down, people are thinking about buying presents and getting a turkey and we start to reflect on the… Continue reading

New teacher training campaign videos

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The British Dyslexia Association is very proud to announce the production of two new videos as part of our campaign to ensure that all teachers recieve dyslexia awareness as part of initial teacher… Continue reading

Audioboo demo at Leicester DA

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For those of you that have not seen or heard Arran Smith, Membership and Projects Officer, give his presentation and ICT and the dyslexic learner, his discussion includes a section on Audioboo. This… Continue reading

Producing the Contact magazine

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Producing a contact magazine takes a lot of time, planning, coordination and hard work. It relies on a lot of people giving up their time to write articles and take pictures to go… Continue reading

Set up day of BETT

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Well its that time of January already. 11th -14th is the BETT show and BDA is here on stand SN03. This is the last year at Olympia and it going to be one… Continue reading

All we want is a fair education for all

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When you work in any job for a while you start recognising patterns in the work you do. You can identify certain people who have a certain query and it will almost certainly… Continue reading

Former BDA Music Committee Chair wins Classic FM Award

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Sheila Oglethorpe, former Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Music Committee, was awarded the Special Education Needs Music Teacher of the Year at the Classic FM Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall… Continue reading

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2011

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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2011 has arrived. As the name implies, this week is all about raising awareness of dyslexia. Around 1 in 10 people in the UK are dyslexic. It can take many… Continue reading