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Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Modern digital devices all offer free, built-in speech-to-text or computer dictation tools. Can learners with disabilities or additional support needs use these tools for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments?  Over the past few weeks several teachers have contacted us asking about...

Created on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Which digital formats should we use for our internal National 5, Higher and Advanced higher assessments?  In this blog, we explore some options for creating and administering internal assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. This is quite a long post so I encourage you to read th...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

How can we manage and administer digital assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher in 2021? Can we use cloud-based tools such as OneDrive or Google Classroom? Cloud-based administration of assessments A few years ago, most schools and local authorities in Scotland deployed technology ru...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

All National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments are now going to be assessed by schools and centres internally. What does this involve for learners with disabilities or additional support needs who use technology to access learning? Covid-19 has already had significant impact on teaching, lea...

Created on Monday, 07 December 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Immersive Reader is part of Microsoft Learning Tools and is designed to improve reading support for learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. Immersive Reader is available in programs such as Word, Word Online, OneNote and the Edge browser. A recent development is the availability of Im...

Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Due to the success of our current online learning workshops focussing on assistive technology to support learners with additional support needs, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online next academic term. Our courses would normally be delivered at the Un...

Created on Thursday, 19 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We have got an excellent line up of new assistive technology webinars for January – June 2021! Our webinars are increasing in popularity as teachers are looking for online Professional Learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge in assistive technology to support pupils with Additional S...

Created on Monday, 02 November 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

I did an online session recently with Dyslexia Scotland's South West branch, looking at the use of Immersive Reader (and other tools) to help learners with dyslexia complete assignments sent to them via Teams. Given the possibility of pupils having to self-isolate at home, or even experiencing a...

Created on Thursday, 29 October 2020. Posted by Joanna Courtney

With Halloween approaching, why not snuggle up with a spooky Bookbug tale this weekend? All these books have previously been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and come in a variety of digital formats for learners with a Print Disability. Just go to the Books for All Database and search ...