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Created on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted by 

Did you know that there is now an online training course on using iPads in education for learners with additional support needs? This has been put together on his website by the redoubtable Richard Hirstwood (famous for his energetic and imaginative sensory education training), and is...

Created on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Previously if you wanted to create an interactive digital prelim, assessment or other resource with answer boxes on screen, you had to use Adobe Acrobat Pro, which costs around about £60 per license under a special licensing arrangement from Education Scotland. Even though this is a ...

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, 04 November 2014. Posted by 

Sandra at Logan Technologies (who sell a range of iPad accessories including customised keyguards) challenged me this week by asking if there was an App for AAC assessment. Here is the information that I passed on to her - but if anyone out there knows more about possible AAC assessment tools o...

Created on Monday, 03 November 2014. Posted by 

A quick 'heads-up'... the AAC app 'aacorn AAC ' is offering a 20% off deal this week only (the app's first birthday) As - like other fully featured AAC systems -  this is an expensive app (usually £129.99),  it may be worth your whil...

Created on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

First it was Rhona in Proloquo2Go and now we have Fiona in Predictable! Another Scottish voice has arrived this week for female AAC users using Predictable text-to-speech app on the iPad. The voice, called Fiona from the company Nuance, comes with a number of other voices to choose from including...

Created on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Having asked for Scottish voices from the AAC app developers some time ago, we are delighted to learn that a female voice has finally become available in Proloquo2Go (P2G). It’s called Rhona and is an adult female voice from the text-to-speech company Acapela.  My immediate re...

Created on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Crick Software have just released an interesting new keyboard app for the iPad, taking advantage of the new iOS 8 feature that allows different keyboards to be used across a range of different apps. Superkeys Assistive Keyboard divides the keyboard up into a series of 'chunks' of keys. ...

Created on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted by 

Now - here's an App to cheer your day. SnapType App  It's FREE. It lets a pupil type directly into a work sheet. Here's how it goes -  Take a photo with the iPad of the paper worksheet other kids are completing by hand. Tap the screen, a yellow box appea...