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    Created on Thursday, 28 November 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    After 9 years and over 230,000 downloads, the Books for All Database will close on 19 February 2020. The new replacement Books for All web site is up and running and so we encourage you to create an account now, and to get into the habit of using the new facility so that you won't be surprised w...

    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 Thursday, 23 August 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We are sorry to post that Hodder Gibson have asked us to remove their textbooks from the Books for All Scotland Database following allegations of illegal use of their files downloaded from the Database. Hodder Gibson provided PDFs of their textbooks to us so that learners with print disabilities, wh...

    Created on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We recently received an enquiry from a teacher seeking advice on where to get digital books, particularly for maths, for pupils with reading difficulties. She also asked whether the school should use laptops or tablets to support these pupils. I thought I would share my response. What would you choo...

    Created on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    CALL Scotland creates accessible digital versions of the Bookbug P1 Family Bag along with printable symbol resources and symbol resources for iPad. To find out more about how our accessible books and symbol resources support the Bookbug progamme and who they are suitable for watch this&nbs...

    Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

     FREE Seminar: Chromebooks in Examinations, 07 March 2018 (10:00 - 1:00pm), University of Edinburgh. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the potential use of Chromebooks with digital exam papers.  Many local authorities in Scotland are using G Suite Education (previousl...

    Created on Friday, 08 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I had a phone call this week from an adult with dyslexia wanting to use text-to-speech with the Kindle app to help him read books on an Android tablet. You would expect this to be relatively straightforward, but it took over two hours of investigation and I'm still not sure that I found the '...

    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 Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Dolphin recently released their EasyReader app, a free option for reading material from existing e-book libraries on an iPad. (An Android version should be available later this year.) The app allows electronic books in a different formats to be downloaded from various online libraries and read back ...