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    Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Audio Revision Project at Lochaber High School is a really good example of how learning resources can be provided in alternative formats. The project is a collaboration between Dyslexia Lochaber, who raised the funding and organised some volunteer narrators, and Lochaber High School. Revision...

    Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Spoken Ink is a new web site offering downloadable audio short stories by authors such as Roald Dahl, Angela Carter, Julian Barnes, Margaret Atwood "and a host of new and unknown talent." Most of the stories cost 99p to download and you can listen to them on your computer, MP3 player, mobile phon...

    Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The latest edition of the Accessibility Action Group newsletter is well worth a read and shows how much is going on in the field of accessible formats. For example: new guidelines for publishers in how they should respond to requests for permission to adapt books or for digital versions of ...

    Created on Monday, 14 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Lots of teachers, pupils and parents are interested in scanning books into the computer, converting it readable text, so that for example: pupils with physical disabilities can press a key on the keyboard, or click a switch, to turn the pages, or dyslexic pupils can have the text read out ...

    Created on Wednesday, 25 November 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last week 26 teachers and educationalists from all over Scotland gathered at Stirling Management Centre for the second part of CALL's four day course on making learning materials in accessible formats - "Books for All". The course was funded by LTS and led by Paul Nisbet and Stuart Aitken of CALL ...