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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...

Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Back in June 2019 I wrote an article about the Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 to support learners a visual impairment. The blog post was supplemented with an A3 poster which highlighted the new accessibility tools such as 'make text bigger' and 'make everything bigger'. Although ...

Created on Monday, 16 December 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

As well as noble and worthy activities like communication and access to education, technology can of course also be used for having fun and playing. If you are interested in accessible computer gaming, read on. Just in time for Christmas! Recently I've been researching options for playing comput...

Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

An age-old problem and one that we are often asked at ​CALL – how do I share files between an iPad and a computer without Wi-Fi? The following scenario is one I often come across when visiting schools where Wi-Fi is poor or non-existent. My pupil is using a writing app on an iPad. I need to...

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 Thursday, 28 November 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

After 9 years and over 230,000 downloads, the Books for All Database will close on 19 February 2020. The new replacement Books for All web site is up and running and so we encourage you to create an account now, and to get into the habit of using the new facility so that you won't be surprised w...

Created on Monday, 25 November 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Have you got something to say about additional support for learning in Scotland? You have a chance to give your views and experiences by taking part in the ASL Review. If you are a parent, carer, teacher, practitioner or learner (or anyone else) you can contact Angela Morgan, who is leading the revi...

Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Bookbug P1 Family Bags are being gifted all across Scotland this week! Thank you Scottish Book Trust! Accessible Books For Learners with ASN, you can download accessible versions of the three books from the Books for All Database. Your learner must have a Print Disability.   First create ...