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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 Monday, 24 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Accessible Text: Guidelines for Good Practice, is a new publication from CALL Scotland on 'how to' produce accessible resources.  Making your learning materials accessible to pupils with disabilities or additional support needs is not only good practice but is also necessary to meet equalit...

Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Audio Revision Project at Lochaber High School is a really good example of how learning resources can be provided in alternative formats. The project is a collaboration between Dyslexia Lochaber, who raised the funding and organised some volunteer narrators, and Lochaber High School. Revision...

Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last Friday we gave a couple of talks on assistive techology and AAC, to students on the Moray House Primary Postgraduate course, and here's the powerpoint presentation. It is a whistle-stop tour through Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning. The presentation is a PDF and the notes for each...

Created on Friday, 18 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

This is a chance for you to help improve the accessibility of Glow. If Glow is to fulfil it's aims it needs to be accessible to every pupil in Scotland and one way of helping many pupils with visual or reading difficulties is through 'text-to-speech' software, so that pupils can have material on G...

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The latest edition of the Accessibility Action Group newsletter is well worth a read and shows how much is going on in the field of accessible formats. For example: new guidelines for publishers in how they should respond to requests for permission to adapt books or for digital versions of ...

Created on Thursday, 01 October 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

One of the annoying things that can happen when using Adobe Reader or especially Adobe Acrobat is that the program insists on checking the reading order when you make a change to the file. The "Content Preparation Progress" appears and then you have to wait while it checks through the file and sorts...