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April 2017

The tech and the talk event - May 18th

Have you been looking for a forum to discuss Assistive Technology with like minded people? This could be the one for you...


Tom Hardy-There's a Bear on My Chair symbol resources

As many of you out there with young children will know, actor Tom Hardy has been causing quite a stir by reading the Motherís Day bedtime story on C-Beebies!


Download Microsoft Office Apps for Free

Teachers in Scotland who have a Glow account can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones.


Single and Multi-Message Posters Now Available

Our new posters and booklet should help you navigate your way through the world of single and multi-message devices.


Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

ASL and Technology 2017

Free conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs. Edinburgh on the 14 June and Clydebank on the 15 June.

Grid 3 Expert Edinburgh

Smartbox Assistive Technology will be running a Grid 3 Expert training day in Edinburgh on Tuesday 6th June, perfect for learning about Grid 3 and its use for AAC. Assistive Technology Specialists will take you through everything you need to know to use Grid 3 effectively - from initial setup and creating grid sets, to advanced editing and personalising access methods.

What we're reading

A Research Strategy for Scottish Education

This document outlines how the Research Strategy aims to help deliver the Scottish Government's priorities by developing the research infrastructure, a knowledge base of "what works? and the capacity of the system to use evidence.

Accessible text-to-speech options for students who struggle with reading (2016) by Erin K. Bone and Emily C. Bouck

Interesting research article focusing on the use of text-to-speech options for iPads and Chromebooks in the classroom to support learners with reading and writing difficulties.