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

This blog has mentioned before the growing range of communication Apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. You can download an updated CALL Information Sheet reviewing different communication Apps, (and even a Nintendo DS app). Times are changing - many of these Apps are (much) cheaper than a roll of Ve...

Created on Friday, 26 March 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have updated our quick guide to Low-cost / No-cost Software Tools for People with Dyslexia. This provides information about a selection of mainly free programs that can help people with reading and writing difficulties to access text on a computer. The guide is not intended to be a comprehensiv...

Created on Tuesday, 23 March 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

We are often asked if there is an Apple Macintosh version of WordTalk, the free text-to-speech add-on for Microsoft Word. Unfortunately, there isn't, and, due to differences in the way that PCs and Macs handle sound, there is unlikely to be a Mac version. There are a number of free text-to-speec...

Created on Thursday, 18 March 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Alistair McNaught, Senior Advisor at JISC TechDis leads the Right to Read Alliance working group on eBooks and his latest report to the Alliance identifies several very promising developments in the area of accessible eBooks. JISC RSC commissioned research by Shaw Trust into the accessibility of...

Created on Thursday, 18 March 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Craig Mill, e-Learning Advisor at the JISC Regional Support Centre NE in Edinburgh, has written a very good guide to creating accessible Word and PDF documents which you can download from the RSC NE e-Inclusion web site. The Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution which means you ca...

Created on Wednesday, 17 March 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL Scotland has been organising the FREE annual ICT and Inclusion (originally called ICT/SEN Update) roadshow since 2001. It provides people with an opportunity to see and compare the latest software and technology to support students with additional support needs from most of the leading UK co...

Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

eBooks have been around for some years now without making much impact but recently there has been a lot more buzz about them. There are a lot of interesting possibilities with eBooks for people with print disabilities but the main one is access to books: if accessible eBooks could be purchased dir...

Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Inventive and thought provoking video on Youtube to make the point about augmentative communication (AAC) in schools (or not...) made by a project by/with/around a young lad in County Durham. Michael Reed. Check it out!...

Created on Thursday, 11 March 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

YouTube is a popular video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. However, due to it's design and abundance of links its very hard to access using just switches. Not to worry though since there is an application called Cooliris which when used in conjunction with Facebook will...