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Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. 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 January 2020.  ...

Created on Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest update to Microsoft Windows 10 (May 2019 version 1903) includes some new accessibility improvements to support visually impaired learners. In March 2019, I wrote a blog article highlighting some of the tools available in Windows. However, the latest Windows 10 update includes not onl...

Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

Doorway Online's Text Type 3 is a colourful, engaging and accessible touch typing tutor that takes learners from learning the home keys (a s d f g – h j k l ;) to the familiarity of the whole keyboard.   Doorway Text Type 3 includes a series of exercises that if followed properly, can...

Created on Monday, 18 March 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

MyStudyBar is a suite of free applications assembled into one package to support literacy difficulties. This poster highlights a range of tools in MyStudyBar such as: XMind – a mind mapping tool to help with planning essays and projects. Balabolka – a text-to-speech program which can al...

Created on Friday, 08 March 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

Next January in 2020 Microsoft will officially stop supporting Windows 7. For those local authorities and schools who have not yet updated to Windows 10, there will be an impending need to do so, to avoid potential security risks. Like many others at the time, I liked Windows 7 for its reasonable st...

Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an additional support need such as dyslexia, visual impairment or a physical disability, the new ‘Chromebook Accessibility’ poster explores some of the features that can help to make your Chromebook easier to use.    The poster highlights important tools such as: &n...

Created on Friday, 31 August 2018. 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 Edinburgh University’s Professional Learning, is offering a new course; Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT). IDT, pitched at SCQF Masters-level 11, is a ble...

Created on Monday, 13 August 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

Kirk Smith, a US-based author and comedian, is performing his one-man show; A Comedian's Guide to Autism: Rice Krispies with Ketchup, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is based on his humorous book and tells the real-life story of a comedian's journey with his autistic son. The show h...

Created on Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

A new partnership between Microsoft, Tobii Dynavox and Boardmaker introduces Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to Microsoft’s Learning Tools.  Symbol and picture support is nothing new to the world of literacy support software as it has been available in Texthelp’s Read&Wri...