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Release date- 24022014 - MajorStudents with dyslexia and dyscalculia who find spreadsheets a barrier to taking up courses in science, technology, engineering and maths are set to benefit from a
Computing lecturers in the University's
Project lead Dr
'By thinking visually we are hoping to develop an add-on to current spreadsheet software which tackles this universal problem head-on.'
EQUS (Enhancing the Quality and Usability of Spreadsheets) is one of four projects to receive funding under the Ready steady STEM Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).
The programme, managed by Jisc TechDis, aims to improve access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects for disabled learners.
These subjects can be particularly challenging for anyone with a print impairment such as dyslexia; blind, partially sighted or colour blind learners; people with manual dexterity problems or anyone with learning difficulties such as dyscalculia.
SBRI encourages technology solutions to specific public sector and is funded by the
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