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    Created on Monday, 23 January 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

    Are you interested in influencing new research into learning disability? Are you a service user, parent or carer with experience of learning disability?  Participants are being sought for a research priority-setting workshop to be held in March, in London. The purpose, to identif...

    Created on Tuesday, 17 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Technology is replacing the use of readers and scribes in schools - but not quickly enough. Too many learners do not have access to technology or to digital learning resources, and are being taught to rely on staff to read to them or write for them. On Saturday I ran a workshop at the National ...

    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 Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Kindle for PC Accessibility Plugin is now available for UK customers (and also for users in Australia, Canada and the U.S.). Kindle for PC is free software for reading Kindle eBooks on your Windows PC. The main feature of the new plugin is a text-to-speech tool which means that blind, visually...

    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...