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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...

Created on Thursday, 02 February 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

Ease of Access Centre Guide Microsoft has included a range of accessibility features (Accessibility Options) in its operating systems since Windows 95. Windows 7 incorporates several improvements such as a change of name from 'Accessibility Options' to 'Ease of Access Centre'. These features pr...

Created on Friday, 20 January 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Yesterday Apple launched iBooks 2, a new version of the iBooks app for iThingys; iBooks Author, a program for the Mac which is for writing and designing iBooks, and a range of interactive textbooks. The video about the interactive textbooks video a well worth a look - very promotional but also ins...

Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2012. Posted by 

Well - the iPad is truly everywhere these days. Watch these fascinating videos - turns out that orangutans also like iPads! They like to watch videos, paint, play kids' Apps, watch other orang utans via Skype, ebooks etc. I have always been very interested in primate language studies and...

Created on Monday, 16 January 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

The 2011 Scottish Children's Book Awards is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children's books of the year. Votes MUST reach Scottish Book Trust by 5.30pm on Friday 27th January ...

Created on Thursday, 08 December 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We have just uploaded the six TeeJay Maths secondary books to the Books for All Database, which means that all the TeeJay textbooks are now available for pupils with print disabilities to use. The files have been kindly supplied to us by Tom and John at TeeJay, and there are strict terms and condi...

Created on Tuesday, 06 December 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

A question I was asked recently is how many iPads (or iPod Touch and iPhone) can you put an App on? The answer to that would be as many as you want. However, that doesn't mean that these devices can then be used by a clasroom of pupils at the same time if only 1 licence for that App has been purc...

Created on Monday, 28 November 2011. Posted by 

Toby Churchill Ltd. are preparing to launch a new communication aid, the Lightwriter Swift  - a pocket sized dedicated text-to-speech communication device - reportedly the smallest device of its type in the world. You can see the new device on it's UK Launch Tour, in Edinburgh, at the ...