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Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Dolphin recently released their EasyReader app, a free option for reading material from existing e-book libraries on an iPad. (An Android version should be available later this year.) The app allows electronic books in a different formats to be downloaded from various online libraries and read back ...

Created on Monday, 19 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Over 250 people attended this year's two-day ASL and Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Edinburgh last Wednesday and in Clydebank the following day. There were 28 companies and organisations with stands in the exhibition areas in Edinburgh, while, due to restrictions in space, there w...

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were approached recently by Jenna Lyons, an MSc student at the University of Dundee, studying Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is currently running a study with colleagues aimed at learning how to design the layout of AAC devices using the exact preferences of the specific us...

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

The day after last week's blog on Scanning Pens and Scanning Apps, which suggested that the Adobe Scan app for the iPad only produced "image" files, rather than "selectable" text, when it is used to scan a page with text, Adobe released a new version of the app which DOES pro...

Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Suppose that you have dyslexia, or a reading difficulty, and have been given some important information printed on a sheet of paper. It may be an exam paper, or information about your flight and accommodation details for the holiday that you have been looking forward to for months. What do you do? Y...

Created on Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Do you have learning difficulties? Do you know, or support somebody with learning difficulties? What research needs to be done to help improve the lives of people with learning difficulties? We were approached recently by Ai Keow Lim, a researcher from Edinburgh University's SMC Research Centre ...

Created on Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland are organising a free event for adults (aged 16 and over) in Scotland who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to express themselves. It will take the form of a Technology Discovery Day, combined with a Consultation Session and will be...

Created on Friday, 05 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

[INFORMATION FROM COMMUNICATION MATTERS] People with communication difficulties don’t always get the support they need in the community. It would help if we had a UK symbol for businesses and organisations to show that they can support people with communication difficulties.  Busines...

Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Teachers in Scotland who have a Glow account can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. Making these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these too...