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Created on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Building on the success of last year's virtual ASL and Technology conference we are hosting the conference again online on 16th June 2021. We fully expect to attract hundreds of people who are working in all education sectors with pupils/ students with Additional Support needs as well as those h...

Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

"We want to streamline the pupil's equipment, how can you help?" I've been asked this a few times recently, mostly to do with pupils who have a visual impairment, who are moving into the later years of secondary school and have acquired a variety of devices to support their vision....

Created on Thursday, 11 March 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

2021 examinations have been cancelled and teachers and lecturers are devising their own assessments to gather evidence of attainment. We have updated pages on the Digital Assessments web site with information and advice and some downloadable templates to help practitioners create accessible assessme...

Created on Thursday, 11 March 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

It has always been possible to use a switch with a Chromebook to access various online activities (e.g. HelpKidzLearn), but the release of Chrome OS 88 in January has brought switch access into the operating system, giving people with disabilities who cannot use a mouse / trackpad or keyboard greate...

Created on Thursday, 18 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

‘Creating Accessible Documents and Formats’ is a series of quick guides explaining how to create an accessible Word document and export it to a range of formats such as ePub, Large Print, PDF and more. There are 11 videos in total which are organised in a contextual YouTube Playlist, st...

Created on Tuesday, 09 February 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

When  high-quality, sustained professional learning experiences are undertaken, teachers are more likely to inspire pupils and provide high-quality teaching and learning experiences, enabling learners to achieve their best.  In these challenging times, we must ensure that Professional Lear...

Created on Tuesday, 09 February 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

Back in 2019, I wrote a blog on using different browsers to make web sites easier to read by removing 'clutter', adjusting the appearance of pages and having text read out by a built-in text-to-speech option. This is an update, particularly on the Edge browser. I concluded that Edge "ha...

Created on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Microsoft Teams is used by many schools across Scotland as a platform for online learning. This tutorial explores a range of built-in tools that can be found in Teams and Windows 10 to support learners with visual difficulties as well as reading and writing difficulties. This tutorial covers: Zoomi...

Created on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Microsoft Word includes some handy tools to support reading and writing such as Immersive Reader and Dictate. However, for some learners, Word's Ribbon and its numerous Tabs can make it challenging and difficult to navigate and find things. Create your own custom toolbar The video tutorial below...