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    Created on Wednesday, 02 June 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    Word prediction can help support learners with spelling difficulties. Increasingly word prediction is being incorporated into the operating systems of devices such as 'Predictive' on the iPhone and iPad and 'Show Text Suggestions' in Windows 10. What is word prediction? Word predicti...

    Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    Text Predictions is a word completion tool that can help to complete long or difficult words. Text Predictions is available in Word Online through Glow and Office 365. Text predictions - an overview Text Predictions is located in the Editor tool in Word Online. As well as Text Predictions, Editor in...

    Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Modern digital devices all offer free, built-in speech-to-text or computer dictation tools. Can learners with disabilities or additional support needs use these tools for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments?  Over the past few weeks several teachers have contacted us asking about...

    Created on Friday, 07 August 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The latest version of Predictable 6, the text-based communication app from TherapyBox, can speak with the Scottish adult and child voices Heather, Stuart, Andrew and Mairi. Let's find out how they sound and work. Predictable 6 is a text-based communication aid app for iPad, Android and Windows. ...

    Created on Monday, 18 November 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

    “The technology has made such a difference to allow David to take ownership of his own learning and also there have been noticeable improvements in his reading and writing - we can’t begin to tell you the difference having the software and laptop has made” The above quote is from...

    Created on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    In August thousands of actors, comedians, writers and other creatives will flock to Edinburgh to take part in the various Festivals that enhance the City throughout the month. Many of the performers taking part in the Festivals will have dyslexia or another reading / writing difficulty. The exact na...

    Created on Monday, 19 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Over 250 people attended this year's two-day ASL and Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Edinburgh last Wednesday and in Clydebank the following day. There were 28 companies and organisations with stands in the exhibition areas in Edinburgh, while, due to restrictions in space, there w...

    Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    As many of you out there with young children will know, actor Tom Hardy has been causing quite a stir by reading the Mother’s Day bedtime story on C-Beebies! If you missed it, you can watch Tom reading Ross Collins’ Bookbug Picture Book Prize nominated story ‘There’s a ...

    Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

    Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...