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Created on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted by 

A new free resource book on dyslexia is available. Although written mainly for adults who have dyslexia it may be of interest to a more general audience that includes parents of children with dyslexia. Written anonymously by an adult who has dyslexia it takes a holistic approach to reading. It de...

Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013. Posted by 

May Day brought a nice surprise for Kindle readers who use the app on their iOS. Now Kindle books can be read using text-to-speech on an iPad, iPhone or iPod. Before this update it’s always been a bit frustrating for readers of Kindle books to find that there was no way to listen to their co...

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 Monday, 27 August 2012. Posted by 

A well hidden feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is the option to speak text out. Yes, MS Office 2010 includes a text-to-speech feature. It is pretty basic but it is available. As MS Office is integrated with Windows it means that whichever voice is selected in that computer's Control Panel will ...

Created on Tuesday, 01 May 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

  A Dyslexia Scotland Working Group is currently developing new material for the Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit, and would like your views of the current site and how it can be improved. The Assessing Dyslexia Toolkit was formally launched on 1st June 2010 by Sir Jackie Stewart and Mike Russel...

Created on Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Kindle for PC Accessibility Plugin is now available for UK customers (and also for users in Australia, Canada and the U.S.). Kindle for PC is free software for reading Kindle eBooks on your Windows PC. The main feature of the new plugin is a text-to-speech tool which means that blind, visually...

Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Adobe have just released new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Adobe Reader is the free program that most people use for reading PDF files, such as the Hodder Gibson textbooks that we distribute for pupils who cannot read the paper versions, or the SQA digital exam papers. Acrobat Pr...

Created on Monday, 28 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We have added a new section to the CALL Digital Exam Papers web site, with information on how to use the SQA digital exam papers. There's also a new page where you can download user guides and information sheets on using and making interactive resources in PDF....

Created on Monday, 21 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Both Perfect Papers and P&N Publications are now supplying digital prelims with answer boxes - the same format and style that is used for the SQA digital question papers. This should make it much easier for schools who use these commercial prelim papers to provide them for students who need ad...