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My Adapted Life: Gizmos that help me read and study

by Kate Ansell

In a new weekly video series for March, we meet three disabled people who have enhanced their lives by using various adaptations.

This week: Adele, a student at the University of Aberdeen, uses consumer computer devices to assist her with study and her leisure time.

It sounds like a cliche but, 'despite the odds', she struggled through her A-levels and got top grades before getting a diagnosis of dyslexia. Watch her story.

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Produced and directed by Kate Ansell for BBC Ouch!


    • 1. At 11:56am on 11 Mar 2011, Monica Guy wrote:

      I can't see the video. Do you have a transcript? Being a disability site I presume you must have, so please point us to it.

      It sounds like an interesting story but if anyone with a visual impairment (or living outside the UK) can't access it, it's not much use...

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    • 2. At 11:39pm on 16 Mar 2011, sarahhh wrote:

      yeah i cant see it either :(
      if there's no transcript is there another location i could find it at like youtube?

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