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Created on Thursday, 07 November 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

  Last week I was fortunate to attend a brilliant workshop on Paediatric Powered Mobility at Bobath Scotland in Glasgow. It was organised by Sandra Mackay and colleagues at Bobath, and featured Ros Livingstone and Debbie Field from Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver. R...

Created on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Earlier this year we were asked by colleagues in ICTSLS (ICT for Support for Learning in Scotland - staff with specific responsibility for ICT and ASN across Scotland) to produce some simple recommendations about basic accessibility software that one would expect to find on computers in schools...

Created on Thursday, 10 October 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Serendipitously, there are some new assessment exemplars focusing on learners with additional support needs on the National Assessment Resource and the exemplar from Denny High School is relevant to the current discussion regarding appropriate support for learners in assessment of literacy at Nation...

Created on Thursday, 10 October 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Under Section 96 of the Equality Act, SQA has responsibility to decide what is and is not a ‘reasonable adjustment’ for assessment in the new National Qualifications. From August 2013, SQA have decided that human readers are not to be regarded as a reasonable adjustment when learners ...

Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Frank Shaw from South Lanarkshire emailed to say that the South Lanarkshire library service now have an eBook and digital audiobook lending facility. To find out more, visit their web site.  I took the opportunity to search and update our Books from Libraries page on the Books for All w...

Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Bobath Scotland are running a one day workshop on Powered Mobility for children, led by Ros Livingston and Debbie Field. This is a great opportunity to think and learn about both the evidence base for paediatric powered mobilty and it's importance for children's development and...

Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

As of August 2013, SQA clarified what is and is not a 'reasonable adjustment'  for learners with disabilities in assessments, and it seems that this has caused a bit of disquiet in some areas of Scottish education. From speaking to practitioners, I believe that there is a general mis...

Created on Monday, 19 August 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

  We have scanned and uploaded most of the Higher Scottish set texts to the Books for All Database and so they are now available for any of your learners who have print disabilities. The books are PDF files so they can be read on almost any device - Windows or Mac computers, iPads, Android t...

Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Back in March I gave a presentation at the Developing Teachers in a Post-PC Era conference that we organised with Apple UK, where I suggested that one of the potential benefits of more learners using more new mobile technologies (iPads, tablets, mobiles etc) was that digital books and ...