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Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

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Quick Guides

AAC

Short guides to the use of various communication aids, including BIGmack, TechTalk and SpringBoard Lite, along with more general material on objects of reference and resources.

Accessibility

Key points on Scottish Government legislation on Accessibility Strategies and how they should impact on schools.

Assessment

Helpful checklists to identify most suitable keyboard and mouse alternatives, and writing support tools to individual pupils with disabilities in schools.

Books for All

Large collection of guides to use of different programs to create accessible resources for pupils with a print disability, along with more general material on finding and using adapted resources.

Communication Passports

Guides to making Personal Communication Passports, with key information about an individual with communication support needs, using PowerPoint and Boardmaker.

Digital Exams

Short guides to the use of various communication aids, including BIGmack, TechTalk and SpringBoard Lite, along with more general material on objects of reference and resources.

Focus on ASN

Short guides to the use of various communication aids, including BIGmack, TechTalk and SpringBoard Lite, along with more general material on objects of reference and resources.

Keyboarding and Ergonomics

Advice on developing keyboard skills and guidance on how to sit at a computer.

Reading and Writing Tools

Information on software and other tools that can be used to help learners who have difficulty with reading and writing.

Software

Collection of guides to creating variety of Clicker Grids using Clicker 4 and Clicker 5.

Switches & Toys and Interfaces

Guide to adapting battery-operated toys for switch use and for using switches with mains operated equipment.

iPads

Information on software and other tools that can be used to help learners who have difficulty with reading and writing.