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Re: Fw: Dyslexia Font Books

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"Susan K.S. Grigsby" <[log in to unmask]>

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Susan K.S. Grigsby

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:21:14 -0400

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I heard an NPR story about Henry Winkler and he said that the books he is
writing (Hank Zipzer and others) are being printed in that font. I don't
have a specific title but since he himself is dyslexic he insisted on the
format. susan

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 10:53 PM, Barbara Braxton <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Those that I am most familiar with (and have reviewed several are
> published by Barrington Stoke.  They are committed to helping kids with
> dyslexia and ensuring that they get quality reads.
> http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/about-us/
>
> But each story is created for them, they don't republish other titles in a
> dyslexic-friendly font as far as I Know.
>
> Barbara
>
> Barbara Braxton
> Teacher Librarian
> M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services)
> Dromkeen Librarian's Award 2003
> COOMA NSW 2630
> AUSTRALIA
> [log in to unmask]
> Together, we learn from each other
> 500 Hats http://500hats.edublogs.org
> The Bottom Shelf http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Library Media & Network Communications [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Diane Van Gorden
> Sent: Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:13 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [LM_NET] Fw: Dyslexia Font Books
>
> LM_NET Friends    The request below was posted to Wired-MT (like LM_NET,
> but on a multi-type scale in Montana.)  While I am familiar with the
> dyslexie font, I am not familiar with any materials published with it.  But
> I thought to share the request with the larger LM_NET community and see if
> anyone could help.
>     Have a great weekend.
> Diane Ms. Van ---------
>
> Diane Van Gorden, Teacher-Librarian & French Teacher The Spartan Library @
> Baker High School Baker, Montana   59313-0659
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>      On Friday, September 16, 2016 3:21 PM, Brittany Alberson <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
>  Greetings, my Fellow Librarians!
> I had a call from a student's parent today inquiring after books printed
> in Dyslexie font.  I have done the same Googling and Amazon hunting as this
> parent did and to no avail.  The one resource I can think of that I have
> access to that she may not is you wonderful humans.  Do any of you know of
> a way to request books printed in Dyslexie font or, failing that, some kind
> of text translation tool that would allow us to pull the eBook copies of
> the books into it and "reprint" them digitally in Dyslexie font? Here are
> the specific titles we're after:Julius CaesarA Midsummer Night's
> DreamAnimal FarmThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianLord of the
> FliesNightOf Mice and MenA Separate Peace Thanks All!
> -Brittany
>
>
> ----------Brittany AlbersonLibrarianWest High SchoolBillings Public Schools
>
>
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-- 
Susan K.S. Grigsby, Ed.S.
LILEAD Fellow; Forsyth Co Schools, GA
2011 GA Library Media Specialist of the Year
GLMA Professional Development Chair
Follow me! @sksgrigsby - [log in to unmask]




*Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of
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