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Created on Friday, 07 January 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

A report on the use of digital papers in 2010 is now available for download. The report contains a lot of interesting (well, to me, anyway) statistics and feedback from staff who used the papers last year. In 2010, 101 centres made 2000 requests for digital papers on behalf of 675 candidates...

Created on Monday, 22 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

During November 2010, all Primary 1 children in Scotland will receive a free copy of Manfred the Baddie from the Scottish Book Trust. Manfred won the 0-7 age category of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books last year, and over 11,000 children voted in this age group. The books will ...

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

We are pleased to say that we will soon be able to provide accessible digital copies of the nine books shortlisted for the 2010 Royal Mail Book Awards. The books have been produced in cooperation with the publishers and The Scottish Book Trust. Last year over 31,000 children were involved in the a...

Created on Monday, 08 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

SQA have made all the 2010 adapted digital papers available on the SQA web site. There are over 400 papers covering a wide range of subjects. These past papers are ideal for revision and practice, for pupils who are going to be sitting prelims with digital papers, or are intending to 'go digital'...

Created on Tuesday, 14 September 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Over 100 textbooks (mainly for the English curriculum) and novels in Word 2003 format are now available from RNIB. The books were produced as a result of the Accessible Resources Pilot project led by Dolphin and Inclusive Technology. There is a list of the books available on the RNIB web site. T...

Created on Tuesday, 27 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

If you teach or support children and young people with dyslexia, you will be interested in the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference which this year will be held on Saturday 25th September at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University. The theme of the conference is "Innovative ...

Created on Friday, 16 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Forbes Smith, who is coordinating a working group looking at provision of accessible formats in East Dunbartonshire, emailed recently to say that East Dunbartonshire Library Service now has a service for providing downloadable audiobooks. So far they have over 560 titles available for immediate do...

Created on Monday, 12 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On 28th May we blogged that the CLA announced a new Print Disability Licence to replace the 'VIP' licence, and today we received our copy of this new licence. Why is this good news? Well, the Print Disability Licence is for: "an educational establishment or a body that is not conducted for ...

Created on Friday, 28 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We're really very happy indeed to report that today the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) launched a new ‘Print Disability Licence’ to replace the old 'VIP' licence. The new licence has been extended to include all people with a 'print disability' - the previous licence was restricted to ...