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Created on Thursday, 05 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I have a pupil with a visual impairment. How do I share my computer screen or whiteboard to their iPad? In this article, I will explain how to mirror or share content from a computer screen to an iPad using Microsoft Teams which is free and available to all schools in Scotland via Glow. How to share...

Created on Monday, 02 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

SQA have published information on the number of requests for Assessment Arrangements in last year's external examinations. It gives an indication of the methods of support that candidates with disabilities or additional support needs are asking to use in exams. The breakdown of requests for diff...

Created on Thursday, 27 February 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

[Due to the ongoing public health situation posed by the Covid-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone the Carers marketing campaign that was to launch on 30 March.] We have been asked by the Scottish Government Carers Branch to let people know that a campaign will be launched on March 30th...

Created on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Amanda Warren, who is a Dyslexia Tutor, has written a fascinating post about how Immersion Reading has opened up books and reading for her son, who is dyslexic. Amanda writes that her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, poor working memory and extremely slow processing at age 10. In school he has been ...

Created on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Tobii DynaVox's Snap Core First for Windows communication app can now speak Scottish!  We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this...

Created on Wednesday, 05 February 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in March 2020.  No...

Created on Friday, 24 January 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

If you have a Widgit Online subscription you can now listen to  your symbolised text being read aloud by Andrew or Mairi, the Scottish child voices. Widgit Online subscribers now have the option of adult and child  Scottish voices: Andrew - Scottish boy Mairi - Scottish girl Stuart - Scot...

Created on Monday, 20 January 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On this Blue Monday what could be more uplifting than thinking about the upcoming exams in May? You'll be excited that the 2019 digital question papers are now available from the SQA web site, and to help us plan for using technology in examinations, I've picked out a few key points from the...

Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

This is a comment that I frequently hear from people that are honest enough to admit that they are not fully aware what is possible with assistive technology to support their learners with additional support needs.  And as technology is an ever changing, evolving area it can seem daunting to al...