We were pleased to support the launch of Word Window earlier this month at Northamptonshire Central Library. Joined by the Bard of Northampton and balloon artist Steve from Inflatable Art, it was a lively and spirited launch to the business.
The Word Window is a small handheld device that supports children who struggle with dyslexia and their parents by forming a window over the word on the page and breaking it down into smaller more manageable chunks.
The Word Window also helps children transition from phonics to reading in their early school years, making it an excellent tool for any parents with children in reception right now.
Founder Kate McKenzie explained how she had come up with the idea, the challenges new businesses face, and how Word Window can help all children who are learning to read. As it was Dyslexia Awareness Week Kate mentioned her own struggles with dyslexia and gave hints and tips to parents who may be facing the same issues.
Kate also shared how instrumental the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire had been in getting her business to this stage, along with a number of other businesses and individuals who have been part of her journey to launch.
The future for Word Window Ltd is to continue to share Kate’s story and to try and help more children develop their literacy skills.
The Community Interest Company ‘Opening Windows’ will receive a 30p donation from the sale of each Word Window and Kate looks forward to the point at which she can begin using these funds to help others.
Kate has a number of other products that she is working on in the background and seeking funding for, with the aim of improving accessibility for more people.
To find out more visit the Word Window website here.