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Created on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. Posted by 

Scottish Government yesterday announced publication of a new report, 'The Right to Speak: supporting individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication' (report downloadable here) which provides Guidelines for the improvement of services to children and adults in Scotland who need to u...

Created on Wednesday, 06 June 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Quite a few people have been asking if candidates can use iPads to complete the SQA Digital Question Papers. Previously, the answer was 'no' partly because SQA prohibited use of iPads in the same way they do not allow mobile phones in the exam room. However, this policy has now changed and some pu...

Created on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

I've been meaning to blog about this for ages and have finally got round to it! The Oxford Owl web site has over 250 free Oxford Reading Tree eBooks for teachers, children and parents to read online. The books have a recorded narration (i.e. human, not computer speech) and you can zoom in and...

Created on Monday, 21 May 2012. Posted by 

In the latest Newsletter of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, parents spell out how they need professionals to behave Additional Support Needs: Supporting children, young people and their families A Plea from Parents In the spirit of sincere partnership, we as...

Created on Tuesday, 08 May 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

  109 new books have just been added to the Books for All Database. They are all Large Print PDFs which have been created by the VTSS team in Edinburgh, and we are grateful to them for sharing these accessible copies via the Database.  The books can be downloaded and printed out for...

Created on Tuesday, 01 May 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

  A Dyslexia Scotland Working Group is currently developing new material for the Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit, and would like your views of the current site and how it can be improved. The Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit was formally launched on 1st June 2010 by Sir Jackie Stewart and Mike Russel...

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, ...