Here we are, halfway through a new term in a new academic year and just coming up to Dyslexia Awareness Week. It’s a good opportunity to stop and reflect.

How can you use technology to minimise barriers and make you more productive? And what should your learning provider be doing to help? This blog post [...]

Continue reading: Helping you to help yourself – a guide for dyslexic learners

Last autumn we started a project with the Publishers Accessibility Action Group to see if we could raise awareness of accessibility issues with platform providers. Sarah Hilderley and Alistair McNaught contacted 13 of the bigger providers (who would have a presence in many universities or colleges) and asked them to complete a simple survey asking [...]

Continue reading: Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers (and a few non responders)

Education Health and Care Plans

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Person Centred Provision

The new Code of Practice Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 0 – 25 is now law and so children and young people are to be consulted and included in plans for how their needs are to be met. The new Code of Practice is not just a modification of procedures or processes [...]

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Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only).
Price: £13.49.
Useful for: Pictello can be used for a wide range of different uses including, talking books, schedules, stories to teach social skills or recall events, and sharing important events and memories with family and friends.

Pictello allows you to create stories with images, [...]

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My name is Megan, a student at East Durham College (Houghall campus). I am completing my Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and will be moving next year onto the Level 3. I hope to go to University. I have used technology to assist me in my studies at college as I have a severe [...]

Continue reading: Megan’s story – How I became “student of the year”

EDUPUB… it sounds like the kind of place where tutors socialise over a pint of beer,  swapping ideas and stories. In a funny kind of way that’s almost what it is – but not for tutors. Its not even really for humans. It’s for the content and activities that humans navigate through in the process of learning. [...]

Continue reading: EDUPUB – Future Perfect? (Or a bit less imperfect?)
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