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On December 10, 2012 By Alistair McNaught
Here’s the challenge…the technology is there, the possibilities are there, but the people with real influence are too passive.
Going by the latest figures available for England, there are around 1.3 million people in the English education system with a print impairment. Getting textbooks in digital format can transform their learning by allowing them to [...]Continue reading: Alternative forrmats…what exactly is the disability?
TechDis should be behind bars.
Alistair McNaught looks at the evidence and the charges.
Prisons have a disproportionately high number of people with poor literacy often stemming from undiagnosed and unsupported accessibility needs such as dyslexia, learning difficulties, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome etc. If prison education fails to recognise and respond to these underlying accessibility needs [...]Continue reading: TechDis Behind Bars
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
This post continues the Technology Horizons series, looking at new and emerging technologies that we think could have an impact on education over the next few years.
Why e-books?Continue reading: Technology Horizons – e-Books and Accessibility
Well it’s taken nearly all the summer but we do now have a selection of video guides for In-Folio. Matt Harrison did some superb guides before he finished for the break and I’ve added a couple of basic introductions.
The complete set of videos can be accessed with the Xerte package below:
[...]Continue reading: In-Folio Guides
Alistair, Terry and I have been down in London this week doing some detailed planning for the next academic year. One of our main work packages will be what we are calling ‘Employability Essentials’. We have a lot of resources on our website to enable staff to both improve their practice and make it more [...]Continue reading: Techdis Essentials
Breath controlled tweeting, cued speech, web accessibility, inclusive design and building accessibility into publisher training all feature in this week’s update highlighting the most interesting distractions to Alistair’s workflow last week.Continue reading: Distraction attraction
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