Category Archives: Visual impairment

Lothian Visual Impairment I.T Group

A big thank you to all who attended the Lothian Visual Impairment Group on Wednesday. There is an amazing amount of work being done in Edinburgh and the Lothians and a wide variety of technology being used. Delegates heard how … Continue reading

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SMART kapp® board available to trial!

Hello everyone, This morning I flexed my spacial awareness brain muscles as I figured out how to get a brand-spanking new SMART kapp® board into my Ford Fiesta.  Thankfully, I managed it without breaking it, so I’m now able to tell … Continue reading

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A Touchable Universe

Ever heard of ‘haptic technology’? No, I hadn’t either, until recently. When I was invited along to Anarkik3D’s ‘A Touchable Universe’ Project : the potential of haptic technology to improve learning outcomes’ I really didn’t know what to expect.  I … Continue reading

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iOS 8 and its new accessibility features

Many of you will know that Apple released an update to the operating system of its mobile and tablet devices last week: iOS 8.  For schools, this means that anything from iPad 2 and up can be updated to this … Continue reading

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IntoWords App Trial in the City of Edinburgh

I am delighted to tell you that the City of Edinburgh will be running a trial of the iOS app “IntoWords” from now until June 2015. IntoWords is a text-to-speech app, with lots of supportive features such as: It reads … Continue reading

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