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Spell Aid assistive technology app within DSA.

The Spell Aid Dictionary App has been created to fully support the needs of students who qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Spell Aid contains features that help to support the core study skills of students and undergraduates who face challenges in using dictionaries. Whether it is students who struggle with spelling the words they are looking for, or problems with the user interface of existing dictionaries.

Spell Aid’s powerful user-friendly features help students who may be reluctant users of dictionaries, develop a love for learning new words they can immediately use in their coursework and in daily speech. This increases confidence and the desire to learn as students develop and achieve mastery of the English Language.

In order to find out more about the student DSA process, the following link may be useful:

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Spell Aid offers 3 methods to enable users to search for words.

Looking up the word “physiotherapist” as an example

1.

Spell Aid assistive technology app showing the conventional search method in action

The Spell Aid Conventional search method caters to users who are familiar with existing search methods, but want more functionalities and options from a dictionary app.

2.

Spell Aid assistive technology app showing the bespoke search in order method in action

Spell Aid’s Contains In Order method is ideal for users who want to find words quickly, by breaking up the words into sections.

3.

Spell Aid assistive technology app showing the bespoke search in any order method in action

Spell Aid’s Contains In Any Order method supports users who think differently, it allows for users who may get their letters the wrong way round when spelling and ultimately aids people with poor spelling or speak English as a second language

Unlimited colour schemes: Over 20 font types
(including Dyslexia friendly fonts).

Users can customize the Spell Aid app to their preferred settings.

Spell Aid assistive technology app screenshots showing various colour schemes
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