Help us give young adults with learning disabilities an equal opportunity to learn to read!

By Heather Knewstubb

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Help Us Give Young Adults With Learning Disabilities An Equal Opportunity To Learn To Read!

Project 2021-03-16 15:27:24 +1300

Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to read! We are Anne Russell and Rosemary Emery. We are special education specialists who work with special needs young people and their teachers.

We were constantly being asked about appropriate reading material for older students reading at a low level level (5, 6, 7 year old reading age). We searched in NZ and internationally and realised there was a real gap. We created our business Off The Page and developed 42 ebooks (14 at each level). The ebooks comprise photos of young people doing interesting things such as surfing, playing in a band and working in a cafe, with text pitched at the correct level. These are currently available for purchase from the Off The Page website. The aim of this project is to convert 12 of these ebooks into interactive apps (4 stories from each reading level). Advantages of an app for special needs students over an ebook are: They are interactive and engaging The swipe to read, tap and double tap features provides students with a literacy learning tool The stories are ‘one click away’ - on any device with no need to wait for stories to download. They work for a greater range of learning styles They are fun and cool!

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Update 30 April 2021

30/04/2021 at 1:27 PM

Thanks to those of you who have pledged already - we are off to a great start! Please share our campaign with all your contacts. We will be doing a really big push as from next week, so we really appreciate your early support :0)

    Pledgers 12

    Judy Gallop
    2021-05-17 06:48:25 +1200

    "Making a difference word by word :-)"

    Tania Dally
    2021-05-12 10:02:35 +1200

    "Good luck with your fantastic venture, Rosemary and Anne!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-05-10 20:28:26 +1200

    "Good luck! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-05-10 17:48:15 +1200

    "Good luck with your fundraising, it's such an awesome idea"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-05-10 11:25:19 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-05-08 13:55:32 +1200

    "Such an awesome idea"

    tessie
    2021-05-06 15:45:18 +1200

    "All the best with your campaign - a very worthy cause "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-05-04 21:58:35 +1200
    Marisa Smit
    2021-04-30 07:02:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-29 17:00:19 +1200
    Heather Knewstubb
    2021-04-29 13:38:41 +1200

    "This is a fab idea! Good luck Anne and Rosemary"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-29 13:27:15 +1200

    "Tumeke mahi Anne and Rosemary! "

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    Help Us Give Young Adults With Learning Disabilities An Equal Opportunity To Learn To Read!

    Project 2021-03-16 15:27:24 +1300

    Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to read! We are Anne Russell and Rosemary Emery. We are special education specialists who work with special needs young people and their teachers.

    We were constantly being asked about appropriate reading material for older students reading at a low level level (5, 6, 7 year old reading age). We searched in NZ and internationally and realised there was a real gap. We created our business Off The Page and developed 42 ebooks (14 at each level). The ebooks comprise photos of young people doing interesting things such as surfing, playing in a band and working in a cafe, with text pitched at the correct level. These are currently available for purchase from the Off The Page website. The aim of this project is to convert 12 of these ebooks into interactive apps (4 stories from each reading level). Advantages of an app for special needs students over an ebook are: They are interactive and engaging The swipe to read, tap and double tap features provides students with a literacy learning tool The stories are ‘one click away’ - on any device with no need to wait for stories to download. They work for a greater range of learning styles They are fun and cool!

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    You need to pledge to see this update.

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    Update 30 April 2021

    30/04/2021 at 1:27 PM

    Thanks to those of you who have pledged already - we are off to a great start! Please share our campaign with all your contacts. We will be doing a really big push as from next week, so we really appreciate your early support :0)

      Judy Gallop
      2021-05-17 06:48:25 +1200

      "Making a difference word by word :-)"

      Tania Dally
      2021-05-12 10:02:35 +1200

      "Good luck with your fantastic venture, Rosemary and Anne!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-05-10 20:28:26 +1200

      "Good luck! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-05-10 17:48:15 +1200

      "Good luck with your fundraising, it's such an awesome idea"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-05-10 11:25:19 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-05-08 13:55:32 +1200

      "Such an awesome idea"

      tessie
      2021-05-06 15:45:18 +1200

      "All the best with your campaign - a very worthy cause "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-05-04 21:58:35 +1200
      Marisa Smit
      2021-04-30 07:02:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-29 17:00:19 +1200
      Heather Knewstubb
      2021-04-29 13:38:41 +1200

      "This is a fab idea! Good luck Anne and Rosemary"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-29 13:27:15 +1200

      "Tumeke mahi Anne and Rosemary! "

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