Posted in ICT Support

An Accessibility boost for OneNote

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’.

OneNote Add in

Let’s hope this piece of work gets finished and that we can have easy access to these tools.

 

 

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Posted in ICT Support, Inclusion, Teaching & Learning

Writing in our classrooms – Jane Farrall

imageI 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.

http://www.janefarrall.com/writing-in-our-classrooms/

Summary information is available on the blog but jus in case you missed it – here’s a link!

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology Software, ICT Support, Inclusion

A Gaelic Voice

CALL Scotland has been awarded funding by The Scottish Government Gaelic and Scots UnitScottish Funding CouncilScottish 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.

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Supporting Writing Difficulties Infographic from CALL Scotland

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.

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