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    Created on Tuesday, 04 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Bookshare has a new online learning module for people who want to learn more about accessible digital books and resources. It has a US focus, but has good examples, with video and audio clips, of why some pupils need books in accessible digital formats and why it makes a difference to their edu...

    Created on Wednesday, 14 April 2010. Posted by 

    In the wake of growing evidence in favour of a 'return to phonics' for example from Tommy Mackay's Scottish Executive funded West Dunbartonshire Literacy project, a burgeoning market has emerged that offers a number of products, not just for early readers but also targeted at pupils who have diffi...

    Created on Friday, 26 March 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We have updated our quick guide to Low-cost / No-cost Software Tools for People with Dyslexia. This provides information about a selection of mainly free programs that can help people with reading and writing difficulties to access text on a computer. The guide is not intended to be a comprehensiv...

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

    Alistair McNaught, Senior Advisor at JISC TechDis leads the Right to Read Alliance working group on eBooks and his latest report to the Alliance identifies several very promising developments in the area of accessible eBooks. JISC RSC commissioned research by Shaw Trust into the accessibility of...

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

    Craig Mill, e-Learning Advisor at the JISC Regional Support Centre NE in Edinburgh, has written a very good guide to creating accessible Word and PDF documents which you can download from the RSC NE e-Inclusion web site. The Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution which means you ca...

    Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    eBooks have been around for some years now without making much impact but recently there has been a lot more buzz about them. There are a lot of interesting possibilities with eBooks for people with print disabilities but the main one is access to books: if accessible eBooks could be purchased dir...

    Created on Thursday, 28 January 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Another 54 books were added to the Books for All Scotland Database today. There are 23 new books in PDF which have been produced by CALL Scotland. LTS funded the production of these books, which are scanned PDF copies of third and fourth year textbooks from various publishers including Heinemann...

    Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Books for All programme is about learning resources in accessible, alternative formats for people who cannot access standard printed books. Sometimes this is due to, for example, severe dyslexia, visual impairment, blindness or physical impairment. In these case it is self-evident that the r...

    Created on Tuesday, 07 July 2009. Posted by 

    One of the new devices on show at CALL's recent ICT and Inclusion sessions was the rather amazing Livescribe Pulse Pen. You can see the product description (with video) at Livescribe.com It has been designed for note-taking and could be useful to students and older school pupils with memory or wri...