Hekman library

Dyslexia Nerds & College

2019.03.13 06:16 EveningMuffin Dyslexia Nerds & College

PERSISTENCE IS OMNIPOTENT. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States.
Nevertheless, finding the right information and resources is essential. The materials below should help facilitate your journey and remove some barriers that you may have, or well encounter. For those who were left behind… (Where you now stand, I once Stood) I had to discover these techniques, information, and advocacy on my own. The path was bitter sweet and without company. In the end, I understand the struggle, and hopefully; you can follow the breadcrumbs.


Landmark College

Beacon College

900+ Accredited Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use ACT/SAT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor-Degree Programs

Books & Literature

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College Kindle Edition by Sylvia Moody
Dyslexia and College Success Kindle Edition by Maria S.E. Johnson (Author)
Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
Teachers with dyslexia: conquering challenges with compensatory strategies by Alexander Sellers
Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Edward M. Hallowell (Foreword), Jonathan Mooney, David Col-
Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics: A Teaching Handbook 4th Edition, Kindle Edition by Steve Chinn (Author), Richard Edmund Ashcroft (Author)
Dyslexia at College Kindle Edition by T.R. Miles, Dorothy Gilroy, Elizabeth Ann Du Pre
Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics: A Teaching Handbook 4th Edition, Kindle Edition by Steve Chinn (Author), Richard Edmund Ashcroft (Author)
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite Kindle Edition by June Casagrande
The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson by June Casagrande
The Elements of Style Kindle Edition by William Strunk
What is Impostor Syndrome

Websites & Resources

  • Fiverr Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide.
  • My Deslexic World A dyslexic writers blog
  • TheDyslexicGeek Game Designer, Artist, Writer, Avid Tea Drinker and Adventuring Annoyance.
  • Dysbooks We provide information to support dyslexic readers and writers of all ages. This includes reading and writing tips, books reviews, writer profiles, study ideas and careers advice.
  • Sarahs channel A you tube channel about dyslexia, among other disabilities.
  • Brain.HE is a non-commercial/non-profit-making resource website for students and staff in higher education. We are hosted by neuroknowhow.com. In 2015, BRAIN.HE reached its 10th anniversary. It was founded at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. This website has been an archive for several years. It is not being updated, because we do not know of anyone with both the knowledge and the time to do this. We no longer have any funding to support such work. However, we believe that visitors to this site will still find useful material here. Accessibility is a key aspect for us. We are aware that at present, this site contains a lot of text (printed words). Originally, we had a toolbar which allowed site users to adjust the appearance of the pages and to hear text spoken. This would be replaced if anyone were to sponsor it. There is a free text-to-speech engine here which is nice and clear, but you have to copy and paste the text into it.
  • What Assistive Technology Do I Need In College
  • Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education
  • The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) advances quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools. FairTest also works to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices that impede those goals. We place special emphasis on eliminating the racial, class, gender, and cultural barriers to equal opportunity posed by standardized tests, and preventing their damage to the quality of education. Based on Goals and Principles, we provide information, technical assistance and advocacy on a broad range of testing concerns, focusing on three areas: K-12, university admissions, and employment tests.
  • Ratemyprofessors is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 17 million ratings, 1.6 million professors and over 7,000 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
  • Degreeinfo.com online degree forum
  • Relaxing Music for Studying
  • Librarian Chick
  • Helpful Resources for Online Students
  • HotPinkSun YouTube Channel great information on how to live with a disability ~ the channel is also an advocate against ableism.

Reading, Studying & Writing (Websites & Resources)

  • Learn Outloud When we started LearnOutLoud.com back in 2005 our goal was to showcase the best audio & video learning content on the Web, and our mission hasn't changed much. Since then we have grown alongside the vast expansion of audio & video learning on the Internet with the rising popularity of audio book downloads, podcasts, YouTube, free colleges courses, and many other great resources that have become available. We want LearnOutLoud.com to be your primary destination for audio & video learning on the Web.
  • Learning Ally Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) is now Learning Ally! We provide audiobooks and assistive technologies to help students learn and excel in the classroom and in life.
  • Bookshare opens up the world of reading for people with print disabilities. If you cannot read traditional print books because of a visual impairment, physical disability or severe learning disability, Bookshare can help! Our books are “accessible,” which means you can read our books many different ways.
  • Rewordify.com Understand what you read just enter English text or a web page to simplify
  • Mind42 is a free online mind mapping software. In short: Mind42 offers you a software that runs in your browser to create mind maps - a special form of a structured diagram to visually organize information.
  • Onomatopoeia Dictionary is when a word sounds like the thing or action it describes. This dictionary lists 768 onomatopoeic words and phrases, including kaboom, meow and splash!
  • Wordle “word clouds” from text that you provide.
  • The Skeptic's Dictionary features definitions, arguments, and essays on hundreds of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions. It also features dozens of entries on logical fallacies, cognitive biases, perception, science, and philosophy.
  • Notepad free online notepad
  • Speech Texter The speech input is somewhat revolutionary. Prior to that, pretty much everyone had to type to enter any information into a field in the browser. Speech input changes all of that - allowing you to talk rather than type!
  • Grammar.com grammar help
  • Bubbl.us mind map A mind map is a graphical representation of ideas and concepts.
  • Knightcite KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.
  • Wordle “word clouds” from text that you provide.
  • Instagrok Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share
  • Citefast Your speedy solution to citation confusion
  • Simplish Convert Standard English into Basic English including 30,000 scientific words in footnotes Now it can also do summaries automatically
  • Ghotit Ghotit develops advanced dyslexia software and mobile applications for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities.
submitted by EveningMuffin to dyslexic [link] [comments]

2014.08.05 19:37 JesusKiosk Help a librarian buy Linux books.

Hello! I'm a librarian at a mid-sized public library and also their "IT guy" (though I have a lot to catch up on with the latter part). My boss has asked me to help refresh the computer books section.
Currently this is what we have:
Red Hat Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide - 2003
Learning Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora - 2004
Linux for Dummies - 2005
Linux in a Nutshell - 1997
Are any of these worth keeping? Instinctively I don't think so, but what do I know?
My goal is to both buy things that would help me out as a novice Linux user but also help the collection be more well-rounded. I've been experimenting with a Ubuntu server so I want to buy this:
The Official Ubuntu Book 8th edition
I could probably justify 2-3 additional purchases, including one in the vein of Linux in a Nutshell that would be a good quick reference for command line tools. Should I get the latest edition of that or another book?
submitted by JesusKiosk to linux [link] [comments]