How a hybrid computer and OneNote can help children suffering from dyslexia


While different countries may have slight variances in the structure of their education systems, and not all stories or practices are relevant or applicable across the globe, there are some human factors that transcend nationality and location. One such hurdle that children – and educators – all over the world may have to contend with is dyslexia. We’re going to travel across “La Manche”, as our Gallic cousins call it, to see how teachers in France are taking dyslexia through the use of technology.

Dyslexia, today involves 200,000 children in the French school system. Denis Masson’s aim is to help dyslexics in their learning process at school and Microsoft OneNote makes this possible. In order to achieve this, Denis created Ordyslexie: a hybrid computer, PC and tablet, specially adapted to teaching children suffering from Dyslexia. The solution which is a real digital notepad, runs on Windows and runs OneNote. Simple, powerful and affordable, Ordyslexie is a real asset for dyslexic children and helps restore their confidence:

To watch this video in French, click here: L’Ordyslexie : redonner confiance aux enfants dyslexiques avec OneNote

We’re always keen to hear about novel ways in which educators and students are using our technology both in the classroom and at home, as part of the education experience. We also believe in the sharing of great ideas, so if you have had success with something you’ve tried, please do get in touch with us here at Microsoft Education UK and we can help tell your story and allow others to benefit from the best practices that teachers around the world are discovering and establishing.


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