With new information technology and the right knowledge, people with reading and writing difficulties can be helped to overcome many of the problems they face in reading and writing situations. This specification of requirements for educational material and teaching, along with the underlying needs inventory, constitutes an initial attempt to bring together experiences from different projects focusing on developing and testing various forms of reading and writing devices for people with reading and writing difficulties.
The projects have primarily been conducted by the Swedish Association for Persons with Difficulties in Reading and Writing/Dyslexia, FMLS, in collaboration with the Swedish Handicap Institute between 1989 and 2001.
Although the title may be The Educational Material of the Future for Persons with Difficulties in Reading and Writing/Dyslexia, the specification of requirements is in fact so fundamental in nature that it is relevant to everyone who produces written text. The document has been produced by FMLS within the framework of the Swedish Handicap Institute project called Ungaifocus (Young People in Focus), supported by the Swedish Inheritance Fund. Stockholm, November 2002 The Swedish Handicap Institute Håkan Ceder Director Swedish Association for Persons with Difficulties in Reading and Writing/
Dyslexia Association Jan Sundqvist Chairman