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Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

A number of users of WordTalk have reported an error with WordTalk installed with Microsoft Word 2007 which looks like it is caused by an Office update and causes the following error: "Dialog Box Title: Microsoft Visual Basic, Compile Error in Hidden Module: This Document" We are working to r...

Created on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted by 

I've just discovered a really useful and fun web site that has lots of free games to help kids practise their mouse skills  - basic eye-hand coordination, and timing skills. It is not for 'first beginner level' users  but great for kids who are mastering the basics of moving and...

Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

iPad Accessibility Options iPads have a range of built-in Accessibility options such as text-to-speech (VoiceOver) and screen magnification (Zoom) which are particularly useful for learners with a visual difficulty. For example VoiceOver will read information on the iPad's screen including icons, ...

Created on Tuesday, 13 March 2012. Posted by 

There are just a few days left before the Consultation of the Doran Review closes (Friday 16th March).  Please - Scotland only - all parents of children with complex additional support needs, and all professionals who work with such children  -   send in a response to have your say!...

Created on Friday, 09 March 2012. Posted by 

Scottish Government is reviewing how education will be provided for children and young people with complex support needs. Peter Doran is chairing that review, often referred to as the Doran Review.  As part of the review, consultation events will be taking place with parents. The intention...

Created on Friday, 09 March 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The eBook revolution continues apace in all sorts of ways, and more Scottish public libraries are joining in by lending eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, for us to borrow and read or listen to on our computers, iPhone or iPad, and Android devices. So far, five local authorities offer eBooks and ...

Created on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted by 

Here's a 'changing over to the new Boardmaker Studio?' discussion that I imagine quite a few establishments will be having over the next wee while. *** Original Enquiry I have a bit of a predicament and would really appreciate your help! In this city, we are about to refresh all our current...

Created on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted by 

 Here's a first! Lee Ridley is a young chap with CP and severe motor speech impairment using an iPad as an AAC system, to deliver his stand-up comedy routine. Brilliant, good luck to him! ...

Created on Friday, 03 February 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

One of the requests from the staff who attended the Digital Papers Focus Group meeting in October 2011 was for SQA to provide answer booklets in Microsoft Word format. While answer booklets have been provided as PDF documents, some staff felt that the Word format would be more suitable for some ca...