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Created on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. 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 2021.  No...

Created on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

‘iPad short video guides to support reading and writing’ is a series of quick guides explaining how to use the iPad’s built-in tools to support reading and writing. The guides can also be used on an iPhone. There are 12 videos in total which are organised in a contextual YouTube Pl...

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 Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Windows Narrator has been a Windows accessibility feature as far back as Windows 2000. Narrator was designed to open up accessibility as a screen reader for visually impaired users, but sadly lacked the power and features of its contemporaries such as JAWS and the now-defunct Windows Eyes. With the ...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with numeracy. Doorway Online – Numeracy What is it? Doorway Online is a free resource which offers a range of colourful, engaging, interactive, and accessible l...

Created on Friday, 24 April 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with literacy difficulties. Clicker 8 What is it? Clicker 8 is a child-friendly word processor, which includes numerous tools to support writing, such as text-to-speech ...

Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I would like to invite you to be part of an Assistive Technology (A.T.) online community. The CALL A.T. online community of practice aims to extend and enhance the current support offered by CALL during these difficult times. Microsoft Teams Using Microsoft Teams, you will be able to communicate and...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

There has been a great deal of talk about moving from face-to-face teaching to online. With the latest news from the Scottish Government that schools are to close at the end this week, there is a greater urgency to transition from class-based to online teaching and learning.   Glow will provide...

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...