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Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
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The Way We Read Now

The Way We Read Now | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

A book critic’s guide to e-reading devices. A little light diversion!

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Publisher Lookup UK - a 'dating agency' to support disabled learners.

Publisher Lookup UK - a 'dating agency' to support disabled learners. | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

With some 4000 hits a week this website is an ideal way to find out how to request alternative formats for disabled learners - and who to contact in the publishing organisation to make the request. Research by JISC TechDis shows that requests to publishers for electronic copies of text books in UK HE vary from zero per year to 25 per week for similar institutions with similar % of disabled learners. This website helps those unfamiliar with the process to make appropriate and effective requests to the right people in the organisation.

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JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources

JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

1pm (UK time) today on www.instantpresenter.com/techdisonline100 for fortnightly live discussion on different aspects of inclusive teaching and learning.

This week it's “ learner created content” so come along ready to share your experiences, learn from others, enjoy some new ideas or give out some of your favourite tips.

The core of the session lasts around 15 minutes but we normally have lively text chat discussions going on for 30 of 40 minutes afterwards so come for as long or as short as you can - we are always delighted to discuss, explore and debate with you.

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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Interesting article with implications for teaching and learning strategies. Or do the inbuilt annotation etc tools make a difference?

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2 days to make a difference - copyright and disabled people!

2 days to make a difference - copyright and disabled people! | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

JISC TechDis created an invaluable guide to help learners, tutors, librarians, disability support staff etc identify 5 key questions in the Hargreaves copyright consultation that closes on Weds 21st March.  Hargreaves consultation is 170 pages but with our plain English guide you can respond intelligently in 5 minutes - download the guide from this link.

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Sign language 'turned into text'

Sign language 'turned into text' | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

JISC TechDis / SBRI / Technabling project looks at translating sign language into text to support communication skills.  This is one of 4 innovative projects - see introduction to the others at http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/businessandcommunity/SBRI.

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The Design Studio / Assessment and Feedback Programme

The Design Studio / Assessment and Feedback Programme | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

How can we best use technology to support effective assessment and feedback? See the JISC Design Studio Assessment and Feedback programme to keep up to date on a range of action research projects in further and higher education. Includes video recordings such as

Assessment and Feedback: in the hands of the student (Prof. David Nicol)

https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.22F644DA37051B332309C1C7B8955D&sid=2009077 

Making Assessment Count (Prof. Gunter Saunders, University of Westminster and Peter Chatterton) https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.84310F1D2B61B034DC37DC531E6FC5&sid=2009077

e-Portfolios for Assessment and Feedback (Emma Purnell, University of Wolverhampton and Geoff Rebbeck, previously at Thanet College) https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.681875F3B031FC2472D01CC7239A9E&sid=2009077

Digitally-Enhanced Patchwork Text Assessment (DePTA project) (Caroline Marcangelo, University of Cumbria) https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.385E6C861CCBBDEE3096DEA370B408&sid=2009077

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Can Braille be faster than QWERTY? App developer thinks so – What's Next - CNN.com Blogs

Can Braille be faster than QWERTY? App developer thinks so – What's Next - CNN.com Blogs | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

First it was text to speech that transferred to mainstream. Braille next?

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How much is a fair price to pay for an ebook? - CNET Australia

How much is a fair price to pay for an ebook? - CNET Australia | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
CBS LocalHow much is a fair price to pay for an ebook?CNET AustraliaSo why is it that consumers are still paying through the nose for ebook titles that ought to cost a fraction of the price charged for the used, hardcover version?
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Blog Archive » The Promising Future For Mobile Learning

Blog Archive » The Promising Future For Mobile Learning | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
The steady development of innovative mobile devices brings exciting opportunities for mobile learning, also known as “mlearning.” Tablets, gaming consoles, smartphones, and other types of handheld units all offer mlearning ...
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Accessible EPUB 3

Accessible EPUB 3 | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

With the introduction of EPUB 3, content creators now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. This free book tells you how to do it.

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Before and After Demonstration: Overview

Before and After Demonstration: Overview | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to show someone what difference accessibility can make to a website? Here's a before and after demo to help make the point that a good looking website can be an accessible website too.

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e-Books Event - London, May 2012

Event on Ebooks & Elearning - May 10, 2012 http://t.co/CakmTqcS...
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Free access to Down Syndrome publications for one week only

Free access to Down Syndrome publications for one week only | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Highlighting content on Down Syndrome to mark World Down Syndrome Day and Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week... Useful resources here, well worth visiting.

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iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC

iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

iPad /iPhone apps for augmentative and alternative communication. See Jane Farrall's updated list.

 

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My battle with the trolls - esafety issues online

My battle with the trolls - esafety issues online | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Do you use the Internet with learners? There are growing demands for action over internet "trolling". Here BBC presenter Richard Bacon tells of dealing with a torrent of personal abuse.

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Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India - alert vulnerable users.

Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India - alert vulnerable users. | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Britons targeted by cold callers pretending to be from Microsoft phoning to fix a fake computer problem...
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how to of daisy books the most accessible way to read books

how to of daisy books the most accessible way to read books | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

What can you do with a daisy book?

 

One can use a player which can be computer software, software on a smartphone or a dedicated physical device to play books. I don’t mean just audio books.

 

The books are formatted text which can be navigated by chapter, major unit, page, paragraph, phrase, sentence and word. The player allows for going to a specific page, putting bookmarks where needed and return to them.

 

What does this mean in terms of real world usage?

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Create e-books for multiple platforms for free..

Create e-books for multiple platforms for free.. | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

I haven't tried this yet but it looks very  interesting - any one with experiences positive or negative please scoop or rescoop! Sourcefabric provides open source tools and services for media including Airtime, Newscoop, Superdesk and Booktype.

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ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of GMail and Google Calendar | ATHEN

ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of GMail and Google Calendar | ATHEN | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Useful summary of Gmail and Google calendar accessibility.  The testing approach is as useful as the result.

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Strategy for handling legacy PDF accessibility – Humanising Technology Blog

Strategy for handling legacy PDF accessibility – Humanising Technology Blog | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

The web is saturated with Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Leonie Watson suggests strategies for notching up accessibility in legacy collections

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3 must-have apps while attending CSUN 2012 ... - Yahoo! Accessibility

3 must-have apps while attending CSUN 2012 ... - Yahoo! Accessibility | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
HeyTell Walkie-Talkie App, Foursquare Location Based app, and Twitter Social Media App are 3 must have apps while attending CSUN 2012.
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Free access (time limited) to Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

Free access (time limited) to Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Content from Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited is free to access all this week (until Sunday 4 March 2012).

This includes the current issues (contents listed below) and all previously published issues - full content listings available at:

http://bit.ly/AlcTHf

The journal is also seeking submissions for future issues - please send papers to the editor for consideration: colindale@caringsolutions.fsnet.co.uk

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Learning to Teach Inclusively - Unit 2

Learning to Teach Inclusively - Unit 2 | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Very nice example of using Xerte to create inclusive learning resource about inclusive teaching and learning. Find out more about Xerte and Xerte Toolkits at www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte. Lots of teacher based guidance on using Xerte Toolkits at www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/xerte.

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Indian engineers modify Microsoft's Kinect to help the blind walk with confidence

Indian engineers modify Microsoft's Kinect to help the blind walk with confidence | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

viSparsh, a belt-based sensor system (sparsh means touch in Hindi) created by a young team of engineers, could herald a revolutionary change for millions who are blind. (Thanks to Tim Symons at Dis-Forum for spotting this).

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