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    Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    I was in a school yesterday assessing a pupil. He is working on book 1A from the TeeJay Maths scheme. His hand writing is poor and liable to get worse with time and as the amount of writing he has to tackle increases throughout Secondary. I showed his teacher the Books For All database and sh...

    Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted by 

    A welcome change to the law on copyright came into force on 1 June 2014. The new Regulations affect disabled people's access not only to print materials such as books, but also music and other media including video. Now a person is considered as disabled if the disability prevents t...

    Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Adobe have just released new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Adobe Reader is the free program that most people use for reading PDF files, such as the Hodder Gibson textbooks that we distribute for pupils who cannot read the paper versions, or the SQA digital exam papers. Acrobat Pr...

    Created on Monday, 21 February 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A few years ago Aileen MacIntyre, who teaches at Croftcroighn School in Glasgow, produced some 'symbolised' versions of Oxford Reading Tree books for pupils in the school who were struggling to learn to read. Aileen's books and work was featured in Examples of Best Practice in the 2007 Books for A...

    Created on Tuesday, 25 January 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Today is Burns Night and so we'll all be reading, reciting and singing songs from the bard. You can even download a free App to help you remember the words and find out what they mean (See An App's an App for a that). So, I was thinking, what about children who use voice output communication aid...

    Created on Monday, 22 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    During November 2010, all Primary 1 children in Scotland will receive a free copy of Manfred the Baddie from the Scottish Book Trust. Manfred won the 0-7 age category of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books last year, and over 11,000 children voted in this age group. The books will ...

    Created on Thursday, 18 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We are pleased to say that we will soon be able to provide accessible digital copies of the nine books shortlisted for the 2010 Royal Mail Book Awards. The books have been produced in cooperation with the publishers and The Scottish Book Trust. Last year over 31,000 children were involved in the a...

    Created on Tuesday, 14 September 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Over 100 textbooks (mainly for the English curriculum) and novels in Word 2003 format are now available from RNIB. The books were produced as a result of the Accessible Resources Pilot project led by Dolphin and Inclusive Technology. There is a list of the books available on the RNIB web site. T...

    Created on Tuesday, 27 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    If you teach or support children and young people with dyslexia, you will be interested in the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference which this year will be held on Saturday 25th September at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University. The theme of the conference is "Innovative ...