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Created on Wednesday, 14 July 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were recently in contact with a member of staff from an adult day centre in Edinburgh. One of his clients, Stuart Hepburn has just finished writing a book, A Most Curious Detour, which describes his experience of becoming disabled as a result of a massive stroke in 2005. The stroke left him paral...

Created on Monday, 12 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On 28th May we blogged that the CLA announced a new Print Disability Licence to replace the 'VIP' licence, and today we received our copy of this new licence. Why is this good news? Well, the Print Disability Licence is for: "an educational establishment or a body that is not conducted for ...

Created on Friday, 09 July 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on Secondary Legislation arising from The Equality Act 2010.The consultation seeks views on new rules of procedure for the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS), to enable them to hear disability claims (discrimination, harassme...

Created on Tuesday, 06 July 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Came across Special Friends Online - looks interesting as a way of helping children and adults with learning difficulties to be part of international social networking communities  - but safely. They've invented 'Smiley Talk' a way of interacting, on the site, for people who can't spell/use ...

Created on Monday, 28 June 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

For those of you that have got the interactive  V6 BoardMaker Plus! here is a nice 'top tip' on storing boards and how to create a simple and accessible 'front end' to your stored boards so you can present a prepared lesson comprising different boards/exercises smoothly. ...

Created on Monday, 21 June 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Amongst the new things seen at ICT and Inclusion last week were AbilityWorld's new  Uni-tech Voice Symbol and Voice Ink.  What’s innovative is that the special software prints sound as well as symbols and words on to paper (ordinary paper and normal colour printer cartridge). When ...

Created on Thursday, 03 June 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

What's this... a non-techie blog? Technology can often be used to support students with additional support needs in schools and colleges, but there are times when it isn't the answer. Even where it has a significant part to play, successful implementation depends on teachers, parents, speech and l...

Created on Wednesday, 02 June 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

We are all wondering what the iPad is going to do for people who use AAC. Here is a useful early evaluation of Proloquo2Go on iPad, by a person with fine motor difficulties who herself uses a variety of different AAC and computer technology, in her daily life. ...

Created on Friday, 28 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We're really very happy indeed to report that today the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) launched a new ‘Print Disability Licence’ to replace the old 'VIP' licence. The new licence has been extended to include all people with a 'print disability' - the previous licence was restricted to ...