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Created on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

BrightRed National 4 and Higher Study Guides are now available on the Books for All Database! We are very grateful to John MacPherson and the team at BrightRed for giving us permission to make these files available to learners with print disabilities across Scotland.  The books are PDFs th...

Created on Monday, 29 June 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Thanks once more to Marie Lawson in Shetland who has contributed New Maths in Action 32 in 18 point Large Print - all 629 pages of it!  This adds to Large Print versions of the 11, 12, 21, 22 and 31 books that Marie has already provided to the database.  Mari...

Created on Friday, 26 June 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Rebecca has been continuing her Herculean task of checking, adapting and uploading books (kindly provided by VTSS in Edinburgh) to the Books for All Scotland Database. The latest batch are 83 books for English, including novels such as Charlotte's Web and Ezio Trot, books from reading schemes su...

Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

£1.5m is now available for schools and clusters to help reduce barriers to learning for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes learners with additional support needs.  The fund aims to help enhance a school's capacity to: address barriers to learning caused by...

Created on Friday, 01 May 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We have uploaded another 96 books kindly contributed by Mary Matson at VTSS in Edinburgh to the Books for All Database. Some are scanned copies and some are Large Print. There are too many to list here, but you can see the full inventory on the news section on the front page of the databas...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Best wishes to all learners, parents/carers, teachers, assistants and SQA staff for the 2015 SQA exams which start today! The timetables starts with Drama this morning, Economics this afternoon, and runs until Friday June 5, finishing with High Early Education and Childcare. According to t...

Created on Friday, 17 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Speech recognition has been around for many years, and many people have tried it without much success. It could be made to work, but often involved a lot of training, time and effort. Today though, computers are much more powerful, speech recognition software is much more accurate and reliable, and ...

Created on Monday, 30 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Development Officer - Assistive Technology & Additional Support Needs As a result of recent and upcoming staff changes, we are looking for a person to come and join the CALL team. This post is full-time and fixed-term until 31st March 2017 - although we hope and expect that funding will ...

Created on Monday, 30 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Thanks to Isabell Irvine from Inverclyde for contributing Large Print books in both Word and PDF. The Word files are provided in case staff need to edit them to change the font or font size for example. George's Marvellous Medicine - LP14 Word George's Marvellous Medic...