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    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...

    Created on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust gifts every P1 child with 3 books, which make up the short-list for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. If you'd like your learners with ASN and communication difficulties to fully take part and then vote before the deadline on 8th December&nbs...

    Created on Monday, 30 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce a new guide for the iPad - What's new in iOS 11? Released in September 2017, iOS 11 is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPad (iOS).  iOS 11 introduces new features and capabilities, such as improved multitasking with dragging ...

    Created on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN). The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Maki...