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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

How to Use Digital Exams and Assessments

This course addresses the use of ICT in SQA external examinations and also for internal assessments, such as National Literacy Units, given that reade....

  • Date: Thursday, 3rd September

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Our latest blog post

MiniReader no more?

It seems that IVONA MiniReader, the free text reader we liked for reading digital exams, is no longer available for download. I've therefo....

  • Posted: 20th July 2015

Read more on our latest blog

Upcoming webinar

Google Chrome Apps to Support Reading & Writing

Google Chrome is much more than just a browser. Combined with the Google Chrome Store you can download apps and extensions which work seamlessly within the browser. This webinar will show where to fin....

  • Date: Wednesday, 2nd September

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Upcoming event

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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.

Read more on our communication aid case study

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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.

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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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