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Dyslexic children in Hull and East Yorkshire now have access to OrCam’s newly developed, leading assistive technology which can support independent learning and reading in and out of the classroom, thanks to a new partnership between the company and local charity Dyslexia Sparks.

OrCam Technologies, innovator of breakthrough “personal AI” solutions, has partnered with Dyslexia Sparks, Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity for dyslexia, and donated six OrCam Learn devices, giving the charity the opportunity to use the education tech as part of the specialist tuition it delivers to dyslexic individuals at the charity’s Hessle-based centre.

Dyslexia Sparks’ students will now be able to work with the technology, enhancing the charity’s suite of specialist resources and teaching techniques used to support dyslexic learners’ literacy skills.

In addition to access within lessons, a number of students will be loaned an OrCam Learn device through the partnership, allowing them to continue to work with the tech at home and in school to further enhance their independent learning and reading skills. Dyslexia Sparks’ qualified team of specialised tutors and assessors will identify learners who are likely to benefit from extended opportunities to learn with one of the OrCam devices – and will also work in close consultation with the student’s school, helping them to use the technology within the child’s classroom environment.

Dyslexia Sparks’ Head of Teaching and Learning, Samantha Buttle, will also give an overview of some of her top tips for how parents and carers can support dyslexic children with reading for enjoyment at home.

The session will conclude with the chance to ask any Holly and Sam any questions.

The OrCam Learn is a wireless, compact, handheld solution with an intuitive point-and-click operation that “captures” and immediately reads out loud a full page, paragraph, or single word of text – from any surface such as books, digital screens, or handouts. It enables individuals to explore their full potential – as the learning solution offers vital, practical reading support that includes interactivity with the user reading – the device provides real-time feedback – as well as comprehensive analysis and reporting of the student’s progress for teachers and parents to review and tailor the learning process accordingly.

Dyslexia Sparks, Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity for dyslexia, supports dyslexic individuals of all ages to reach their full potential through specialist tuition and diagnostic assessments. The charity delivers training to schools and organisations, helping them to spot the signs of dyslexia and learn how to support dyslexic individuals within a mainstream classroom environment. It also provides free advice, support and guidance to dyslexic individuals and their families and promotes awareness and understanding of dyslexia.

As a registered charity, Dyslexia Sparks can provide financial support to eligible households in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to help with the cost of specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments. Further information is available at and by contacting the organisation direct on 01482 234856 and [email protected]

About OrCam Technologies

Dyslexia Sparks is Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity for dyslexia.

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