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Posts by: Emma Millard
On November 27, 2012 By Emma Millard
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 [...]Continue reading: Unpacking the TechDis Toolbox – Staff Development Managers
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 [...]Continue reading: Unpacking the JISC Techdis Toolbox
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?
[...]Continue reading: Free Tools: Audacity
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 [...]Continue reading: Free Tools: Text-to-Speech
Since Toolbox launched on 31 May we have been busy adding more resources, trying to make sure it is as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible. We particularly focussed on some of the free and Open Source software that we think can be really useful for learners.
There are short video clips and how-to guides available [...]Continue reading: More Free Tools on Toolbox
On August 17, 2012 By Emma Millard
SmartArt graphics were introduced in Microsoft Word 2007 to provide an easier way to create diagrams, flowcharts and other simple illustrations. It is much easier than drawing the shapes, aligning them, adding arrows, and changing the colours individually as you needed to in previous versions. SmartArt is available in Word, PowerPoint (where you can animate [...]Continue reading: Office 2010 Quick Tips – Creating Smart Art Graphics with your Keyboard
You may already be familiar with QR codes – a square bar code containing information that you can read using an app on a mobile phone. The information can take the form of text or a link to a web page. To read it, the app takes a photograph of it and then decodes the [...]Continue reading: Chirp – “teaching the machines to sing”
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