Dyslexia Lincolnshire was established in 2011 by Alan, a Lincolnshire resident who recognised his failing at school in the 1970s was due to him having undiagnosed Dyslexia. Adult education and assistive computer technology, such as text-to-speech liberated his potential. This meant he was now able to help his children with their homework. Assistive technology also helped him to foster a love for education that transcended his own expectations for himself. He was able to help people on low incomes who still struggled to access support due to living in isolated areas. He worked with healthcare organisations and charities to bring opportunities for young people into the area. In 2016 Alan was honoured to accept a place at the University of Lincoln to read Nursing in the field of Mental Health.
Alan hopes MyStudyApps free computer apps for Dyslexia will help adults, children and young people to realise their own true potential.