Sunday, December 29, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: Dislexia: Educators in virtual worlds must deal with it in the viewer. Fonts and text-to-speech can help


Educators in virtual worlds must 
deal with it in the viewer.   
Fonts and text-to-speech can help

Schools in virtual worlds need to start considering reasonable accommodations for students with dyslexia.  There are some options.
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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.-- Mayo Clinic

For virtual worlds to offer educational places 

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Scenegate

  • These fonts are being evaluated and one may be installed soon.
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Firestorm

  • TBD

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