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Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

Curriculum for Excellence

Can you be a :

  • Successful learner - if you can't read books and learning materials?
  • Confident individual - if you depend on others to read or write for you?
  • Responsible citizen - if you don't have access to information?
  • An effective contributor - if you can't communicate?

Read on to see how we can help.

Books for All

Accessible Curriculum Materials for Students with ASN.

Books for All is about learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for people who have difficulty reading ordinary printed books.

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Digital Exams

Digital versions of SQA exam papers.

Designed for students with disabilities or additional support needs who have difficulty using the ordinary exam papers.

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A free Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word

It will speak the text of the Word document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter.

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Some of our main services

We run our own programme of courses and in-service training.

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Loans for communication, to individuals with disabilities.

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For individual children and young people in Scotland with ASN.

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Our current projects which include: Digital Exams and Books for All.

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Upcoming Professional Learning

Our latest blog post

1.5m Access to Education Fund now open for schools

£1.5m is now available for schools and clusters to help reduce barriers to learning for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes l....

  • Posted: 27th May 2015

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Upcoming webinar

Using Accessible Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) Books

This webinar will focus on sourcing ORT digital books through the load2learn website, managing books through the Calibre e-book application and using the Grid 2 alternative access options. Also ins....

  • Date: Wednesday, 3rd June

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Case study

Ella's Story

Ella is a 5 year old girl who communicates using a combination of vocalisation, gesture, pointing to symbols, and her own gestures / signs. However, it is very difficult to understand her communication out of context.

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An open-access reference library within the centre. Some books, journal articles, videos and other material can be borrowed. Such as:

Research & Development

Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats.

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Digital versions of SQA exam papers.

Read more about Digital Exams

Free speech-to-text plug-in developed for Microsoft Word.

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A very high quality Scottish synthetic voice.

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