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High School / University Transition

Accessibility Services at University of Toronto, St. George campus, is offering an informative session for educators and community partners, supporting high school students with disabilities. Parents and their students are of course encouraged to attend as well! The event – Transition Day – will provide you with information and resources […]


Bringing dyslexia into the open

Raising awareness about dyslexia across college and university campuses is instrumental in reducing stigma and self-consciousness for dyslexic students across the country. We want to thank Nicole Calhau who writes for The Sheridan Sun for her recent article: Bringing dyslexia into the open. video by Courtney Blok and Nicole Calhau


SickKids research study

Families needed for SickKids research study on the genetics of reading disabilities SUMMARY:  Families are needed for a research study at SickKids (the Hospital for Sick Children), which is investigating the genetic basis of reading disabilities.  We require the participation of families and their child(ren), age 6 to 16 years, who […]


Piper Gilles in ONBIDA News

PRESS RELEASE: Piper Gilles – Canadian National Medalist Becomes ONBIDA’s 2015 Spokesperson Piper Met with Families in Kingston: See Photos Here


Moore vs British Columbia

November 9, 2012 Press Release: ONBIDA successful at Supreme Court of Canada in Moore v British columbia (Ministry of Educations) ONBIDA successful at Supreme Court of Canada in Moore v British Columbia (Ministry of Education) November 9, 2012 – Toronto: On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in […]


Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund in partnership with ONBIDA

June 14, 2011 Toronto Star article profiles the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund in partnership with ONBIDA “… What helps sustain Dudeck and his wife is the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund with the Ontario branch of the International Dyslexia Association to fund programs for children with dyslexia and to […]


Don’t Forget Them – Oliver Martin Memorial

June 14, 2010 Toronto Sun article profiles the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund in partnership with ONBIDA ” … He said what makes it all so much more tragic is that both victims were in the prime of their lives and destined for great things. After praising the friends who raised […]


Innovative text-to-speech software for mobile devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Innovative text-to-speech software for mobile devices is now available to Canadians Toronto, April 19, 2010 – CapturaTalk text-to-speech software for mobile devices, winner of the Handheld Learning Awards 2009 (SEN & Inclusion), is now available to Canadians. In conjunction with the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA), CapturaTalk is […]


Kindle’s Technology for Dyslexia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KINDLE’S TECHNOLOGY AS SIGNIFICANT FOR DYSLEXIA AS BRAILLE TO THE BLIND Toronto, November 24, 2009 – The introduction of Amazon’s Kindle to the Canadian market means that children and adults with dyslexia have a powerful new tool that may help them overcome a lifelong learning disability. Amazon has finally made […]