Here you will find resources for how to access technology with ease and make the technology accessible. We have also reviewed some useful educational apps.
Zoom. At this difficult time of remote working and social distancing education providers and community groups and using technology to connect remotely. A popular system being used is Zoom. Here are some easy readinstructions for use. https://www.ldw.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/How-to-use-Zoom.pdf
Here is a Video tutorial on how to set up and use Zoom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhBd30l1prg
My Computer My Way Ease of Access Centre to help you make Window’s accessible for your disability needs http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/ease_of_access/computer/win/win7/
Call Scotland Guide to easy use of the I pad https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/a-complete-beginners-guide-to-the-ipad/
Call Scotland Guide to the iPad for supporting Dyslexia https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-dyslexia/
Call Scotland Guide to the iPad for physical disabilities https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-physical-difficulties/
Call Scotland Guide to the iPad for visual disabilities
Call Scotland Guide to My Study Bar a free to download range of resources for supporting literacy difficulties that is very useful https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/mystudybar/
Call Scotland I Pad apps recommended for overcoming Dyslexia https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/
Call Scotland I Pad apps recommended fo providing communication support AAC
Call Scotland I Pad apps for individuals with numeracy difficulties https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyscalculianumeracy-difficulties/
Chrome book accessibility from Google https://edu.google.com/why-google/accessibility/chromebooks-accessibility/?modal_active=none
Microsoft Office Accessibility for overcoming disability through settings
Ability Net Charity looking at all the accessibility and ease of use features for overcoming all different disabilities and advising appropriately. https://abilitynet.org.uk
Disability Grants for Technology equipment https://www.disability-grants.org/assistive-technology-grants.html
A video about the C Reader exam reading pen
Learning Journals like Seesaw for promoting digital skills and self directed learning using tools that work best for you.
Office Lens turns your phone or tablet into a scanner and turn the image into an editable word document, you can annotate the document or turn it into a searchable pdf
Help order and organise your math so it is all lined up using clear colums and rows. Very helpful if you have Dysgraphia, or Dyslexia or Dyspraxia
Nebo My Script
Handwriting turned to typing
Mind mapping planning ideas app
Photo Maths will show you how to solve a maths sum and solve it for you to help you learn and understand the steps to solving the maths problem.
Paper Port Notes
Very good note taking app
Use this Occupational Therapy app to take photos of worksheets you can then type on to complete so you do not have to worry about your handwriting in class., you can then email or print it out.