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    Created on Friday, 26 June 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Teachers in some local authorities have been creating lessons and exercises combining text, images sound and video in Powerpoint for pupils to try at home. This is working well for many learners, but there can be issues depending on the device that is used to view the file, particularly for learners...

    Created on Friday, 19 June 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We were reminded today of the existence of Access:YouTube, which was developed by Access Technology North to provide a simpler interface to YouTube for people with additional support needs. We are not suggesting that people should spend long periods of time staring at YouTube videos, but there are t...

    Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

    Back in June 2019 I wrote an article about the Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 to support learners a visual impairment. The blog post was supplemented with an A3 poster which highlighted the new accessibility tools such as 'make text bigger' and 'make everything bigger'. Although ...

    Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    Bookbug P1 Family Bags are being gifted all across Scotland this week! Thank you Scottish Book Trust! Accessible Books For Learners with ASN, you can download accessible versions of the three books from the Books for All Database. Your learner must have a Print Disability.   First create ...

    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, 18 June 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Most web browsers now have a built-in "reading mode"* that allows the person viewing an article to remove clutter, making it easier to focus on the text. In most browsers this reading mode also allows text size and spacing to be enlarged, margins adjusted and the use of a text-to-speech fa...

    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, 01 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Over the past few years I’ve occasionally reflected on the range of switch accessible toys available for children with complex additional support needs. Companies like Inclusive Technology, TFH, SpaceKraft and Liberator have some excellent toys available, but many have become increasingly comp...