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Created on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN). The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Maki...

Created on Monday, 15 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

ClaroPDF is an excellent iPad app for working with PDFs, particularly when you want to have text in a PDF read out to you, without losing the formatting in a file. It is also the only app that we know about that can use the iPad version of Scottish computer voice, Heather. We recently had problems w...

Created on Thursday, 25 June 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

A question we are often asked at CALL is “can you get the Scottish voices on the iPad?” Unfortunately, the answer has been a resounding ‘No’. While the Scottish voices are available for Android devices via Google Play, i.e. Cereproc Heather and Stuart (including many ...

Created on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week at the CALL Scotland RTC launch I presented a workshop on iPads and Dyslexia, and one of the topics we considered was sharing of learning resources between Windows and iPad. Many teachers use Microsoft Word to create curriculum resources, and so a fundamental question is “h...

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

Although Heather is pretty good at pronouncing most words correctly, there will be some terms which are not spoken correctly. You can use the PDFaloud Pronunciation Dictionary to fix this but this involves checking which words are not spoken correctly and adding them to the dictionary one at a ...

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

Craig Mill, e-Learning Advisor at the JISC Regional Support Centre NE in Edinburgh, has written a very good guide to creating accessible Word and PDF documents which you can download from the RSC NE e-Inclusion web site. The Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution which means you ca...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Lots of teachers, pupils and parents are interested in scanning books into the computer, converting it readable text, so that for example: pupils with physical disabilities can press a key on the keyboard, or click a switch, to turn the pages, or dyslexic pupils can have the text read out ...