All about writing disabilities and dysgraphia: The truth about scrawling and scribbling

Humankind underwent an unimaginable transformation in the last millennium. The Science Museum of London, England estimates that we communicated using language as much as 100,000 years ago. Historians posit that prior to the development of language, humans communicated through writing. Yet, many brilliant people over the centuries with dysgraphia and writing disabilities prospered, succeeded, and showed […]

I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

By Paul Lewin As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is […]

Review of the OrCam MyEye 2, Pricing and Features

The introduction of wearable assistive technology has vastly improved everyday living for users with disabilities for decades. Whether it’s aural aids for the hard of hearing, glucose monitors for diabetic individuals or mobility bands for indoor navigation, assistive tech has done wonders in making the world more accessible to all. Occasionally, the assistive tech space […]

Dyscalculia : Causes, Symptoms, and Prevalence

Dyscalculia, in broad terms, is a life-long learning disability pertaining to numbers and arithmetic skills. It is sometimes confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but which often presents in similar ways. This article deals mostly with ‘developmental dyscalculia’, which is distinguishable from ‘acquired dyscalculia’ in that the latter is as a result […]

Learning Disabilities in 2020: Diagnosis, Assistive Technology, and Website Accessibility

Learning disabilities (LDs) have different names in different countries, but they all refer to a person’s problems with assimilating, processing and/or reproducing learning content in a typical manner. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the American definition and diagnosis. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, a learning disability is […]