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Created on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Providing captions is important as it makes video and audio more accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. What are captions? If you are unfamiliar with captions (or subtitles), they are words or sentences which are displayed on a screen such as a television, computer, tablet (and even p...

Created on Monday, 17 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

The ACE Centre and TechAbility are working together to research the skills, knowledge and awareness among school and FE leaders, teachers and IT staff regarding the use of Assistive Technology to support learning. They have created a short survey in conjunction with Cranfield University to help gath...

Created on Friday, 14 May 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

This is the second blog in the series aimed at helping you identify which of the sessions to attend in our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June. It's easy to sign up (£5 admin fee), with sessions of interest to those supporting Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Co...

Created on Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

People don't always have time to study the programme for an online event like our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June so we are posting a series of blogs to highlight particular presentations that may be of interest to help decide what to see. This blog focuses on Dyslexia and Literacy Di...

Created on Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week a teacher called us to ask how to split up SQA question papers because they need to separate out sections to use in classroom assessments. This blog has some hints and tips. 2021 National Qualifications As we know, this year's National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher awards will be base...

Created on Thursday, 29 April 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Dyslexia Scotland have published an excellent video workshop by Dawn Roberts and Innes Roberts on the use of assistive technology in assessments, and more broadly . The video is well worth a view if you are a teacher, parent or student using digital technology in assessments this term.   D...

Created on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Bookbug Explorer bags are gifted by Scottish Book Trust to every 3 year-old child in Scotland through their nursery.  CALL Scotland’s award-winning symbolised resources for children with communication difficulties, learning disabilities or with English as an Additional Language (EAL) enab...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are starting to get excited about this year's virtual ASL and Technology conference which we are hosting online on 16th June 2021. Now that registration is open, bookings are coming in steadily and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Irela...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

Immersive Reader and Learning Tools have proven themselves to be very useful tools for supporting people with reading and writing difficulties over the last couple of years, so we were delighted when Microsoft recently added Immersive Reader to the Online version of Powerpoint. Immersive Reader has ...