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    Created on Friday, 15 April 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

    Most modern phones, including Android and iPhones, have good quality cameras for taking close up and distance snaps. A telephoto lens on a phone can be used for capturing information on flyers, posters, and content on the class whiteboard. Using the free app Microsoft Lens, ...

    Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    "We want to streamline the pupil's equipment, how can you help?" I've been asked this a few times recently, mostly to do with pupils who have a visual impairment, who are moving into the later years of secondary school and have acquired a variety of devices to support their vision....

    Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

    Back in June 2019 I wrote an article about the Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 to support learners a visual impairment. The blog post was supplemented with an A3 poster which highlighted the new accessibility tools such as 'make text bigger' and 'make everything bigger'. Although ...

    Created on Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

    The latest update to Microsoft Windows 10 (May 2019 version 1903) includes some new accessibility improvements to support visually impaired learners. In March 2019, I wrote a blog article highlighting some of the tools available in Windows. However, the latest Windows 10 update includes not onl...

    Created on Thursday, 08 March 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We were contacted recently by Mark Statham from Bierley.com Ltd with regard to their ColorMouse handheld electronic magnifier. Following the conversation, Mark sent us one of the devices to try out. Here are my thoughts. As its name suggests, the ColorMouse resembles a standard computer mouse, heigh...

    Created on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We have been sent information on British Blind Sport's initiative to encourage children with visual impairment in Scotland to take part in sport:- "What is First Steps? "First Steps is a British Blind Sport initiative supported by Scottish Disability Sport for visually impaired childr...

    Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The Science and Technology Impact Assessment Panel of the European Parliament (STOA) has commissioned a study on Assistive Technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs. As part of this study, they are conducting a European-wide online survey involving per...

    Created on Friday, 03 June 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; ‘Using the iPad to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties’ - an easy-to-use guide. The new resource (in A3 poster format) is primarily aimed at Teachers and Support for Learning Teachers, particularly those supporting...

    Created on Monday, 01 June 2015. Posted by 

    New European Union Guidelines The European Union has brought out new Guidelines for Accessible Information. These cover how to make information accessible for learning and covers books, worksheets, video, audio, PowerPoints, PDFs and more. Following the steps set out in the Guidelines should &nbs...