Malcolm Litten, B.A. (Hons); Dip. Ed.; M.Phil (Special Needs); AMBDA, served as English Teacher/Head of English at Mark College under its founder Dr Steve Chinn for over twenty years. He developed an interest in Information Technology very early on, recognising the importance of computer support in working with students with dyslexia. Since the early 90’s he has experimented with text-to-speech technology and ClickReader, predictive typing software, talking word processors and handwriting recognition software and explored the value of concept mapping software for learners with dyslexia.
He has also lectured and trained teachers in South Africa, Switzerland and Dubai and lectured on the uses of text-to-speech software for learners with dyslexia at various conferences on assistive technology. In 2010, he was invited to join the BDA New Technologies Committee, where he continues to serve. He is currently involved in assisting schools to introduce the use of text-to-speech with pupils experiencing literacy difficulties, particularly in connection with its use in GCSE exams.