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Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last Friday we gave a couple of talks on assistive techology and AAC, to students on the Moray House Primary Postgraduate course, and here's the powerpoint presentation. It is a whistle-stop tour through Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning. The presentation is a PDF and the notes for each...

Created on Friday, 18 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

This is a chance for you to help improve the accessibility of Glow. If Glow is to fulfil it's aims it needs to be accessible to every pupil in Scotland and one way of helping many pupils with visual or reading difficulties is through 'text-to-speech' software, so that pupils can have material on G...

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The latest edition of the Accessibility Action Group newsletter is well worth a read and shows how much is going on in the field of accessible formats. For example: new guidelines for publishers in how they should respond to requests for permission to adapt books or for digital versions of ...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Lots of teachers, pupils and parents are interested in scanning books into the computer, converting it readable text, so that for example: pupils with physical disabilities can press a key on the keyboard, or click a switch, to turn the pages, or dyslexic pupils can have the text read out ...

Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2009. Posted by Robert Stewart

The SL40 Connect is a new addition to the Lightwriter SL40 product range which replaced the much loved SL35. As well as providing text-to-speech communication capabilities through face to face communication or by Short Message Service (SMS) texting, it also now gives the user the ability to make...

Created on Monday, 07 December 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

Just a reminder about another source of great and FREE resources! Have a look at the Plasma Screen and WhiteBoard Room created and managed by the Advisory Unit Computers in Education, which offers freely downloadable "Whiteboard resources for pupils with SLD, PMLD and ASD".  Most of the resou...

Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by His Roya...

Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by HRH Princ...

Created on Thursday, 03 December 2009. Posted by Robert Stewart

Get rid of all that Velcro! This is a unique holder designed specifically for the Jelly Bean and Buddy Button range of switches. The bottom of the holder keeps the switch in place on the desk or wheelchair tray by stopping it sliding around. There is a hole in its side so you can thread through t...