Microsoft OneNote could receive an accessibility boost if a group of programers’ work at a Hackathon comes to fruition. They set out during their week at the Hackathon event to try to solve an existing problem and they decided to work on literacy supports for reading and writing within OneNote.
Read about it here: Blog Post.
The add in will create a new tab for ‘Literacy Tools’.
Let’s hope this piece of work gets finished and that we can have easy access to these tools.
I always enjoy reading Jane’s blog but this post is especially concise and asks the simple but important questions we need to be asking of ourselves as supporters of young people’s writing development.
Summary information is available on the blog but jus in case you missed it – here’s a link!
Vacancy: Two year contract/secondment with Highland’s Assistive Technology Support Service (ATSS) https://t.co/7GJJfofAYr
CALL Scotland has been awarded funding by The Scottish Government Gaelic and Scots Unit; Scottish Funding Council; Scottish Qualifications Authority and Bòrd na Gàidhlig to develop, along with CereProc, a digital voice in Gaelic.
This is fabulous news and means that Gaelic users will now be able to benefit from a quality voice to support writing and/or reading.
Cereproc is the Edinburgh-based digital voice company that brought us the now familiar, Stuart and Heather that are so widely used across Scottish schools.
Read Paul’s blogpost here for all the details.
This is excellent news and provides an answer to one important missing link.
From today, users of Office 2013 and Office 365 will have access to Gaelic language support.
*Goireas-taice litreachaidh ri fhaotainn ann an Gàidhlig a-nis airson Microsoft Office.”
CALL Scotland has produced a helpful and practical guide to the decision making process about how to support children with writing difficulties. Full details and rationale are on CALL Scotland’s Blog.
The poster is available in two formats: one is for printing while the second contains live links to further suggestions and resources.
CALL Scotland and ATSS worked on a Highland Version of these posters to take account of our procedures and individual pathways of support. You can obtain the Highland versions by clicking here for the print version or here for the version with links.