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Unlocking Literacy with iPad | iPads and Tablets in Education

Unlocking Literacy with iPad | iPads and Tablets in Education | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
“ As a veteran English teacher in the Euclid City Schools, and someone who sees great value in integrating technology, I wanted to contribute to the ongoing dialog regarding tablet computing, specifically, the iPad, and its impact on student literacy...”
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Windows 8 Education Software in the Windows Store - Education ...

Windows 8 Education Software in the Windows Store - Education ... | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Even before Windows 8 has been fully released (that happens in just over a month), the Education category in the Windows Store is growing rapidly. It seems that this week there was a new batch of apps released, and as we ...
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Microsoft Product Information Downloads

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Find downloads of accessibility information on Microsoft products including step by step tutorials, accessibility research, and product fact sheets.
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Creating accessible Word documents - Word - Office.com

Learn how to create Word documents that are more accessible to people with disabilities, or who are using assistive technologies.
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Authoring and ProductionTools | DAISY Consortium

Authoring and ProductionTools | DAISY Consortium | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

The DAISY Consortium develops, maintains and promotes open international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Standards. List of useful authoring and production tools.

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Books for All - Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats.

Books for All - Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats. | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Books for All - Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for people who have difficulty reading ordinary printed books.
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General :  – an article from iansyst Ltd

General :  – an article from iansyst Ltd | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Typefaces for Dyslexia — Dyslexia is a disability which is very sensitive to particular typefaces, both in print and on screen.
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Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone, Home

Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone, Home | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Accessibility of Microsoft products, assistive technology, keyboard shortcuts, disability types, demos, tutorials, news, resources for educators.
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Guidelines for Accessible Delivery of Text, Audio, Images, and Multimedia

Guidelines for Accessible Delivery of Text, Audio, Images, and Multimedia | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

Section 5 of a comprehensive primer on accessibility. Clicking the contents link at the bottom of the page will provide access to many other interesting topics.

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Assistive Technology Blog: Kinect Accessibility

Assistive Technology Blog: Kinect Accessibility | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

Perhaps the greatest innovation in the gaming industry in recent years has been the Kinect. No controller required, only your body movements. But how accessible is the Kinect? Has Microsoft taken care of its gamers who have physical/ sensory impairments?

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Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

Dyslexia Friendly Text

The aim is to ensure that written material takes into account the visual stress experienced by some dyslexic people, and to facilitate ease of reading.
Adopting best practice for dyslexic readers has the advantage of making documents easier on the eye for everyone.

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WebAIM: Appropriate use of alternative text

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Adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility. It is also one of the most difficult to properly implement. The web is replete with images that have missing, incorrect, or poor alternative text. Like many things in web accessibility, determining appropriate, equivalent, alternative text is often a matter of personal interpretation. Through the use of examples, this article will present our experienced interpretation of appropriate use of alternative text.

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Technology that translates sign language into text aims to empower sign language users [The University of Aberdeen]

Technology that translates sign language into text aims to empower sign language users [The University of Aberdeen] | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

News Details, University of Aberdeen...Looks like th ideal approach to bridge the gap between the the world of hearing and non hearing.

 

 

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Assistive Technology Tools, Tips and Tricks

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Some worthwhile resources and links listed here
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Top Educational iPad Apps for Teachers

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Office 2010 Accessibility Tutorials

Office 2010 Accessibility Tutorials | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Microsoft Office 2010 accessibility options and features described along with and step-by-step tutorials to turn options on and off...
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Adapted Digital Exams - Digital SQA Exam Papers for Students with additional support needs.

Adapted Digital Exams - Digital SQA Exam Papers for Students with additional support needs. | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Adapted Digital Exams - Digital SQA Exam Papers for Students with disabilities or additional support needs who have difficulty using the ordinary exam papers.
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Plug-ins for accessible PDF documents

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The ICT-Accessibility Lab at InIT/ZHAW has developed two plug-ins for MS Word and PowerPoint. These plug-ins help web publishers detect and remove the obstacles of MS Word and PowerPoint documents, without requiring any special knowledge on accessibility. Once obstacles are removed, the MS Word and PowerPoint documents can then be easily converted into PDF documents that are accessible to visually impaired users. These plug-ins have been developed for Credit Suisse AG. They are available in four languages (E / F / G / I) for MS Word and PowerPoint 2010, and can be downloaded and used free of charge.

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Color Oracle

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Color Oracle is a free color blindness simulator for Window, Mac and Linux. It takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness by showing you in real time what people with common color vision impairments will see. Useful links to support users with colour blindness.

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Get started with AMIS | DAISY Consortium

Get started with AMIS | DAISY Consortium | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

AMIS is a DAISY Book Player provided for free by the DAISY Consortium. It is self-voicing and therefore can be used by the visually impaired even without screen reading software.

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E-text | SNOW

E-text | SNOW | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

The most common four file types of electronic formats used in the education setting are: Microsoft Word, Portable Document Format (PDF), PowerPoint, and Excel Spreadsheets.

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Assistive Technology | SNOW

Assistive Technology | SNOW | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it

The Assistive Technology glossary is a reference of assistive technologies, including descriptions of the technologies, how they work, things to consider when choosing technologies, as well as a list of developers and vendors where you can learn more.

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JISC TechDis Accessibility Essentials

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The JISC Techdis Accessibility Essentials Guide to Making Electronic Documents More Readable

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Literacy across learning - Responsibility of all - Learning, teaching and assessment

Literacy across learning - Responsibility of all - Learning, teaching and assessment | Creating Digital Resources | Scoop.it
Developing and reinforcing young people's literacy skills are the responsibility of all across the curriculum.
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BBC - My Web My Way - Home

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My Web My Way explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible to you...Helps you set up your computer to suit your needs

 

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