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    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...

    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...

    Created on Thursday, 09 March 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    Did you know that Macs have a range of built-in tools to help with literacy difficulties? This new guide will take you through some of the tools that can help to support Mac users with reading and writing.  The Mac operating system is often abbreviated as ‘OS X’ or ‘macOS&rsq...