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In this project I am going to investigate how ICT has affected the people with individual special needs. I am pacifically going to concentrate on dyslexia (this is one kind of special need). Dyslexia

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Mary Ewumi In this project I am going to investigate how ICT has affected the people with individual special needs. I am pacifically going to concentrate on dyslexia (this is one kind of special need). Dyslexia is a type of learning disability that affects reading abilities. More specifically: people with dyslexia may have problems remembering, recognizing or reversing written letters, numbers, and words, might read backwards, and have poor handwriting. Some people are more dyslexic than others. Everyone's brain has a left side and a right side. The right side controls the creative and artistic skills. The left side controls logic and maths skills. Many dyslexic people have a slightly larger right side of the brain, which makes them very creative, musical, sporty and good at problem solving. Many people don't know the cause of dyslexia and have suggested many different things but the main cause is by inheritance from your mother and father or past generations. If a person's mother/father has dyslexia and they don't this means they might carry the gene of dyslexia. ...read more.

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Martin is only 17 so it is suitable for him. The big key comes in 18 different versions but Martin has the version that has multicoloured keys because he finds it very hard to identify many colours; the letters are also enlarged so it is easier for him to read the letters. Big keys are 4 times the size of ordinary keys. Martin says that Big key make typing so much easier and faster. There are no confusing keys e.g. scroll lock, num lock on the Big keys so that Martin dosn't get confused.The only thing he needs to do is plug it into his computer/laptop. The big key can be plugged into anything e.g. laptop, computer but sometimes if there are too many keys on the big key that are the same colours martin can get confused. This can also be related to social needs as well. Martin uses this for personal use so that he can surf on the net because it is much more easier. ...read more.

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This method may be a bit slow. This is are AbleNet Switches. All AbleNet switches are made of durable, high impact ABS. They are responsive across the entire surface; are easy to mount with the flange base; have a six-foot lead and 3.5mm jack; and provide audible feedback. This helps Martin because he can use this to chat with his friends on the net and play games.Martin finds it very hard to control the mouse by hand so he uses a intragramouse which he can blow on in different directions to program the ............................ To move. This is very helpful to Martin because he can also use this to click on things when doing work or using the net. For personal use Martin uses a pathfinder. A pathfinder is a device that helps martin at school with his English e.g. verbs, grammar and expresses the English language used. This is all done using pictures. This device enables Martin to listen to music in his free time at home. All these devices have helped martin in his life. Unit 3c Mary Ewumi Centre Number: 10838 Candidate Number: 1043 ...read more.

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