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Created on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

I’ve lost count of the number of ideas, links to resources and insightful discussions which I’ve benefitted from over many years via emails from the SLD Forum. The forum is a brilliant online community of mostly UK individuals involved in the education of children and young people with S...

Created on Friday, 28 August 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

Changes for Boardmaker Online Subscribers, action required! We know lots of schools use Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) in Boardmaker software to create learning and communication activities. Boardmaker Online will under-go a significant change in the Autumn, becoming ‘Boardmaker 7’....

Created on Wednesday, 29 April 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

With the first edition of our App Wheel for Learners with Complex Needs first being published over a year ago, it’s now had its first refresh and update. The Complex Needs Wheel of Apps is in no way comprehensive, there just wouldn’t be a wheel big enough! What we’ve tried to do is...

Created on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

This is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there by any means, but here are some starter resources and ideas for learning at home over the coming weeks. Computer Resources Let’s begin with the hugely popular activities which Ian Bean makes available for free on his website https:/...

Created on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

As the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic has developed over the last week or so, many people have been freely sharing wonderful resources which they have created to support learners they are working with. This blog is a round-up of symbol resources we’ve come across which are rel...

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 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...

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 Monday, 02 September 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

Widgit resources are now available to download from Symbols for All! If your school or setting use Widgit symbols you can now search and download printable PDFs created with the Widgit Symbol set. This new set of printable resources has been created with older learners in mind, with the addition of ...