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Assistive Technology support in education

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People say that ‘ignorance is not an excuse’. Well, when it comes to a specialised topic, such as Assistive Technology, I think people can sometimes be excused and should not be vilified.

Let’s look into where support is on offer in the UK for advice on Assistive Technology. This is what I’ve found….

Screen reading support on Windows phones

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One of the advantages of working for a charity specialising in technology and being a ‘slight’ nerd, is the availability of technology. We have to lay our hands on the latest stuff so we can inform people on what technology is currently available that can help overcome issues that derive from a disability. It’s taken us some time before we got our hands on Windows phones, though now we have, we can critique its suitability for accessibility.

Page Turners – The Alternative

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Reading books can be an enjoyable pastime and one enjoyed by most people. Though what happens if you can’t physically turn the pages due to your disability? This article explains how this can be achieved as well as cutting the huge costs by using computer technology.