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Created on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

Voice personal assistants are becoming increasingly popular with the rise of Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now.  Siri and Google Now have a lot of features in common, such as location services, e.g. asking for the nearest restaurant, setting up calendar events and reminders, ...

Created on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest iOS, (iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads, features new Accessibility options as well as a few enhancements to existing tools.   These include: QuickType QuickType is a new context-based word prediction feature for the iPad’s built-in on-screen keyboard. To set up QuickType g...

Created on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

I have a child with writing difficulties. What could help? CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; 'Supporting Writing Difficulties, A Practical Guide’. This is a step-by-step guide in the form of a question and answer ‘checklist’ helping  yo...

Created on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

Despite the popularity of the iPad it is surprising there are only 23 background wallpapers to choose from. These consist of a range of mellow or atmospheric images and scenes including dewy grass, a cobbled street, tree rings, a carved totem pole, flowers, crashing waves, denim and other pattern...

Created on Wednesday, 22 August 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

If you are interested in using the iPad to support your pupils then you will probably be familiar with the large number of websites that have appeared over the past year offering ‘lists of Apps’ to support a range of difficulties including communication, literacy, numeracy etc. Some exa...

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, ...

Created on Thursday, 02 February 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

Ease of Access Centre Guide Microsoft has included a range of accessibility features (Accessibility Options) in its operating systems since Windows 95. Windows 7 incorporates several improvements such as a change of name from 'Accessibility Options' to 'Ease of Access Centre'. These features pr...