Here you find tools, and a few examples of them, which are a helping hand with the disadvantage of dyslexia and contribute to boost someone's self-esteem.

Check the list of famous People with Learning Disabilities

  • Those famous people are great examples.
  • Their stories can contribute to creating more self-esteem, belief in oneself.
  • They are a motivation you can do it, they could do it and look where they are now.
  • A dyslectic that becomes a famous writer hard to believe a first site doesn't it and jet here they are.
  • An actor who has to know, and to recite, all his lines frown


Looking for a word

  • Use a search engine.
  • In most search engines, you can speak instead of writing to look something up.
  • Even if you write it wrong, or just write the start of the word, the search engine gives you suggestions, the right spelling of the word, so you will recognize the right version or the word you are looking for wink
  • Even if this doesn't work, you have no clue how the word is written, because this can happen, it's all blank, you just speak the word.


  • Google search engine
    • You can use your voice to search: open a new tab, and you will see a blue microphone at the right of the search box; click on it and Google will ask you to "speak now". Speak your word, phrase or search terms. The results will be shown just like if you typed the search on your keyboard.

Looking for meaning of a word

  • Use a search engine.
  • You get the definition of the word, often with a few examples, synonyms, which all help to comprehend the meaning of a word in an easier way.


  • How to look up the meaning and pronunciation of a word in the Google search engine?
    • Type in the search bar the word "define" followed by the word you want defined
    • Or just type the word and a list of suggestion show up such as "meaning", you click and there you have all the information.
    • You can check different sites, one can suit you more than another, explains it more clearly for you.
    • It will stick better of your orientated at that moment.
    • As an example: define perilous.

How to check the pronunciation of a word

  • Use a search engine.
  • Look up the word, and you get also the pronunciation of a word.
  • The advantage you can repeat the pronunciation as many times as you like, until it sticks.
  • It will stick better of your orientated at that moment.


Text Snippets

  • These are text snippets you have made yourself and can be reused by adding the desired snippet in to your text, so less typing.


  • Gmail use canned responses to add into your mail.

Spelling and grammar checkers in general

  • You can use these applications to exercise your spelling. It gives you trust in your writing, that it OK not to spelling, grammar errors.
  • In the meantime, you learn the right spelling, or you learn which error you often make, so you can watch out for them.
  • If you have an application which hasn't a spelling or grammar checker, you can check your text by copy past and copy, past it again between one application to another.
  • Even if you need to write some text on paper. Writ it first in the application who has a spelling and grammar checker and then copy the text to paper by hand.


  • LanguageTool
    • This is an intelligent writing assistant for different languages and all common browsers and word processors.
  • Gmail
    • Your text of your email can be checked for spelling errors.

Dictation application

  • To check you speaking:
    • You can use dictation application to check if you pronounced the word or sentences correctly or to check how others receives your speaking.
  • Dictate to write:
    • You're dictated and another person.
    • Or a software application types it out for you.
  • My experiences are while writing it order my thought process. I must add, I don't have much experience with dictation. 


  • Use your voice to write tools
  • Gmail You can even dictate an email with Email Dictation.
    • Click its microphone icon in your Gmail inbox, and say what you want in your email. The extension turns your spoken words into written text in 32 different languages.