Dyslexia Forum


Using Technology to Support Literacy:
Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology Options
with Michelle Austin, SLP-CCC

Michelle Austin
Michelle Austin
Dyslexia Logo: Dyslexia can affect, education, words, reading, health, life, career, math, or spelling.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Phone: 559-243-4047

Registration: Register Online by October 12th External link opens in new window or tab.

Digital learning has become a reality. The 2020-21 DCC Dyslexia Forum series will kick off the school year with a workshop on assistive technology for students struggling with reading and writing. DCC staff will also provide dyslexia related updates.

Keynote speaker, Michelle Austin, CCC-SLP, is known as a valuable assistive technology and augmentative communication resource in California. She has presented nationally and is a practical, engaging speaker. Content will include:

  • Providing Universal Design for Learning within the remote environment for students with reading and writing difficulties is vital.
  • Digital resources are available, but are they accessible? 
  • How do we determine what tools our students need?

Resources for individuals with Dyslexia, accessibility features and practical application within your school or child’s digital platform, extensions, and apps.


The Diagnostic Center, Central California has provided assessment and trainings in the area of language and literacy disabilities for over 35 years. The DCC Dyslexia Forums were prompted by the creation and adoption of the California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Each DCC Dyslexia Forum provides a "low to no cost" avenue for educators, parents and community members to access research or share innovations related to dyslexia, literacy assessment, instruction and intervention.

For more information contact: Jodie Dittmar or Gwen Deeter at 559-243-4047.