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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 Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

DyslexiFest, organised by Dyslexia Scotland, was held in The Barracks, Stirling on Saturday March 7th 2020. It was described as a "one-stop-pop-up dyslexia" event and included something for everybody with a personal or professional interest in dyslexia. In the morning session I gave a Mast...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I have a pupil with a visual impairment. How do I share my computer screen or whiteboard to their iPad? In this article, I will explain how to mirror or share content from a computer screen to an iPad using Microsoft Teams which is free and available to all schools in Scotland via Glow. How to share...

Created on Monday, 02 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

SQA have published information on the number of requests for Assessment Arrangements in last year's external examinations. It gives an indication of the methods of support that candidates with disabilities or additional support needs are asking to use in exams. The breakdown of requests for diff...

Created on Thursday, 27 February 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

[Due to the ongoing public health situation posed by the Covid-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone the Carers marketing campaign that was to launch on 30 March.] We have been asked by the Scottish Government Carers Branch to let people know that a campaign will be launched on March 30th...

Created on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Amanda Warren, who is a Dyslexia Tutor, has written a fascinating post about how Immersion Reading has opened up books and reading for her son, who is dyslexic. Amanda writes that her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, poor working memory and extremely slow processing at age 10. In school he has been ...

Created on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Tobii DynaVox's Snap Core First for Windows communication app can now speak Scottish!  We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this...

Created on Wednesday, 05 February 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in March 2020.  No...

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...