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    Created on Monday, 08 November 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The second report from the Scottish Government’s International Council of Education Advisors proposes adoption of 'universal design' to create a resilient educational system. What might this mean for learners with additional support needs? The International Council of Education Advise...

    Created on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been around for a long time. As well as being a free download, Adobe Acrobat Reader includes a range of tools to support learners with ASN, particularly learners with a visual impairment. The video tutorial below explores and highlights different tools in Adobe...

    Created on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    Providing captions is important as it makes video and audio more accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. What are captions? If you are unfamiliar with captions (or subtitles), they are words or sentences which are displayed on a screen such as a television, computer, tablet (and even p...

    Created on Thursday, 11 March 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    2021 examinations have been cancelled and teachers and lecturers are devising their own assessments to gather evidence of attainment. We have updated pages on the Digital Assessments web site with information and advice and some downloadable templates to help practitioners create accessible assessme...

    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 Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    With the latest version of Books on the iPad you can type into answer boxes on SQA Digital Question Papers. Find out how in this blog. SQA Digital Question papers are PDF files and the question-and-answer papers have 'form fields' for students to type their answers on screen. Previously, you...

    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, 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...