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Low Cost/No Cost Apps and Software to Support Learners with Literacy Difficulties

iPads have great potential for pupils who are visually impaired or blind and who need a portable, flexible and easy to use tool to access their curriculum through the Internet (e.g. Glow), eBooks and digital materials, and for finding out information, reading, writing and recording.

The course will provide a practical hands-on opportunity to explore the potential of the inbuilt operating system and will demonstrate how the 'Accessibility' features address different pupil access needs through case examples. A range of specialist apps (either free or low cost) and hardware will be covered with emphasis on what they offer to pupils who are blind or visually impaired.



17th January 2019
University of Edinburgh

What you will learn

    Who is the seminar aimed at?

    • Additional Support Needs staff in all sectors of Education including VI Specialists and class teachers
    • Health professionals, social care and voluntary sector staff
    • Support Workers including respite care staff
    • Parents and other family members

    Meet your presenter(s)

    Craig Mill
    Assistive Technology Advisor

    Probably better known for developing the AccessApps, a suite of portable open source and free learning support tools that can be run from a USB drive.

    Craig is also the developer of the awards winning MyStudyBar - a handy tool to support learners with literacy difficulties. Craig is keeping abreast of new developments in technology, particularly technology to help overcome barriers to learning.

    What the research says



    About the day


    • Room: , University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ