Posts by: Emma Millard

I frequently come across links to articles, blog posts and web pages that look really interesting there’s so much going on on the rest of the webpage I find it difficult to focus on the content. There are a number of web-based services that allow you to remove some of these distractions – for example [...]

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Safer Internet Day

On February 4, 2013 By

Tomorrow (5 Feb)  is Safer Internet Day – the subject of the first TechDis Tuesday of 2013 and something that we’ve worked hard on over the last year.

We’ve been delighted work with the East Midlands Peer Development Group on their LSIS funded project to provide relevant and targeted e-safety resources for young adults with [...]

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Accessibility Resolutions

On January 16, 2013 By

We’re already two weeks into 2013 – have you made your new year’s resolutions? In case you need some inspiration, here are some accessibility resolutions for this year.

Learn something every week

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Free Tools: Mind Mapping

On November 28, 2012 By

This is the final post in a series looking at the free tools we explore in the TechDis Toolbox.

Mind mapping can be a useful way of organising information, particularly if you are dyslexic or prefer a visual approach. XMind is [...]

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Thanks to Margaret McKay, Inclusion Advisor at RSC Scotland, for this guest blog post.

What would inclusive practice look like for me in my area of work?  This solution-focused approach considers these questions in the context of the JISC Techdis Toolbox.

Managing Information – Staff Development Manager

You are a staff developer and you have [...]

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Thank you to Margaret McKay, Inclusion Advisor at RSC Scotland, for this guest blog post.

What would inclusive practice look like for me in my area of work?  In the early days of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 this was a question that was often asked, and [...]

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Free Tools: Audacity

On November 22, 2012 By

In the last post we looked at two text-to-speech tools demonstrated in Toolbox – Balabolka and DSpeech. These are great if you need to listen to a document there and then, or quickly create an audio version for later. But what if you want to make something a bit fancier – a podcast, for example?


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Free Tools: Text-to-Speech

On November 15, 2012 By

In this post we look at the text-to-speech tools highlighted in the TechDis Toolbox.

Balabolka and DSpeech are two different pieces of text-to-speech software. Their basic functions are similar; both will allow you to open documents, or paste text in, and have it read aloud to you. Both also have portable versions that can [...]

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