Luz Rello

Luz Rello

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Name: Luz Rello
Organization: Change Dyslexia
Website: http://www.changedyslexia.org
Title: Founder
Bio:
Since I was as a child at school I have been looking for a solution for dyslexia. First, I found explanations studying Linguistics, and later I started doing research to build solutions while doing a master in Natural Language Processing and a PhD in Human Computer Interaction receiving some awards such as the European Young Researchers' Award or Innovator under 35, TR35 MIT’s Technology Review Spain. Currently, we are working on identifying and treating dyslexia using scientific games at large scale. The mission of Change Dyslexia is making cutting edge scientifically-based solutions for dyslexia available for everyone. These solutions are two non-profit tools to make dyslexia detection universal (Dytective) and affordable intervention games to support dyslexia (Dynosaur and Piruletras). Our goals are: — to finalize school failure due to dyslexia; — empower all agents related to dyslexia: children, families, professionals, educational systems and public institutions; — make detecting and overcoming dyslexia fun.

Challenge Entries

Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Human Rights, Education

Luz Rello is adapting the information environment that stymies effective learning for people with dyslexia. She is challenging the traditional approach to educating dyslexics by creating and disseminating innovative methods and technologies both to improve their performance on reading and writing, and to change the way information is presented to them in the external environment to make it more accessible.