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Created on Wednesday, 29 April 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

With the first edition of our App Wheel for Learners with Complex Needs first being published over a year ago, it’s now had its first refresh and update. The Complex Needs Wheel of Apps is in no way comprehensive, there just wouldn’t be a wheel big enough! What we’ve tried to do is...

Created on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

This is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there by any means, but here are some starter resources and ideas for learning at home over the coming weeks. Computer Resources Let’s begin with the hugely popular activities which Ian Bean makes available for free on his website https:/...

Created on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

As the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic has developed over the last week or so, many people have been freely sharing wonderful resources which they have created to support learners they are working with. This blog is a round-up of symbol resources we’ve come across which are rel...

Created on Thursday, 12 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

A couple of weeks ago I had a really interesting conversation with some staff in a special school about options for creating choice making learning and communication activities for people who use switches. PowerPoint had already come up in the discussion when we explored the PowerPoint digital books...

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 Wednesday, 04 December 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

It's December and with thoughts turning to all things festive, here's a quick round up of some ready to go Christmas themed accessible learning activities. Interactive Accesible Resources For 2019, Ian Bean has created an online and offline version of an Advent Calendar, with each day offeri...

Created on Monday, 02 September 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

Widgit resources are now available to download from Symbols for All! If your school or setting use Widgit symbols you can now search and download printable PDFs created with the Widgit Symbol set. This new set of printable resources has been created with older learners in mind, with the addition of ...

Created on Monday, 15 July 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

We have created a new set of Symbols for All resources  for learners who use Grid 3 software. If you are working with learners who use Grid 3 software, we have created 12 communication grid sets designed for eye gaze access. These 12 communication grid sets are based on some of our Symbols for ...

Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

Do you work with learners who love to watch videos on YouTube? The fantastic and free to use Tar Heel Gameplay website offers you a way of creating interactive, accessible games using any YouTube video. This means you can use whichever video most motivates your learner to teach them switch and touch...