Foundation Grant To Assist Dyslexic Students

The NCMC Foundation awarded a grant to help students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

The Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant from the NCMC Foundation has been awarded to fund the Student Support Service (SSS) Assistant Director Tocarra Williams’s proposal for assistive technology for students with learning barriers.

The grant application requested funding to purchase two digital tools to assist students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. The Scanmarkers have an integrated text to speech function that allows the user to hear printed text being read back to them in real-time while being scanned to generate typed text on a PC or other device. Such tools are needed to help students with learning barriers study more confidently and effectively. SSS serves many students who have disabilities and also have low-incomes.

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