Belfast Telegraph

Teen inventors scoop award for their work on dyslexia aid

By Staff Reporter

Two 14-year-old inventors have been honoured for their work in creating a handheld device which provides multi-sensory learning technology for children with all forms of dyslexia.

Kiera McKillop and Sinead McKeown from St Killian's College in Co Antrim invented Dyslexic Aid and were named winners of the BT Young Pioneer award at the annual Tech4Good Awards in London last week.

The awards, run by disability charity AbilityNet and supported by BT, recognise the individuals and companies who use digital technology to improve lives.

The Dyslexic Aid allows users to see, hear, write and say letters to aid learning.

Maggie Philbin, former presenter of BBC technology show Tomorrow's World - which aired from 1965 to 2003, received the special award for contribution to technology.

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