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Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Text Predictions is a word completion tool that can help to complete long or difficult words. Text Predictions is available in Word Online through Glow and Office 365. Text predictions - an overview Text Predictions is located in the Editor tool in Word Online. As well as Text Predictions, Editor in...

Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

"We want to streamline the pupil's equipment, how can you help?" I've been asked this a few times recently, mostly to do with pupils who have a visual impairment, who are moving into the later years of secondary school and have acquired a variety of devices to support their vision....

Created on Thursday, 18 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

‘Creating Accessible Documents and Formats’ is a series of quick guides explaining how to create an accessible Word document and export it to a range of formats such as ePub, Large Print, PDF and more. There are 11 videos in total which are organised in a contextual YouTube Playlist, st...

Created on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Microsoft Teams is used by many schools across Scotland as a platform for online learning. This tutorial explores a range of built-in tools that can be found in Teams and Windows 10 to support learners with visual difficulties as well as reading and writing difficulties. This tutorial covers: Zoomi...

Created on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Microsoft Word includes some handy tools to support reading and writing such as Immersive Reader and Dictate. However, for some learners, Word's Ribbon and its numerous Tabs can make it challenging and difficult to navigate and find things. Create your own custom toolbar The video tutorial below...

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 ...