I recently had to make a physical book that was long out of print accessible for someone using an iPad for single-switch-accessed reading. With the help of a colleague at Disability Services at Dundee University I ended up with a PDF file with embedded OCR information that should allow the reader for example to adjust […]
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Accessing a website using the keyboard rather than the mouse should be easy. By using the ‘Tab’ key you can jump from link to link. However, on many websites your focus, i.e. the link you have tabbed to, is hardly visible, only framed by a thin dotted line if at all. A simple change to […]
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For later… … when I have more time… Or better even make some time for it!
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See my new blog on our AAC research group website.
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An article in Aberdeen University’s new magazine, Scientia (page 16-17), describes the use of Natural Language Generation (NLG) such as in our “How was School today…?” project. In the collaboration project between Aberdeen and Dundee we used an area of NLG, Data-to-text, to generate stories that could be used by children with complex disabilities to talk to their parents […]
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Nice article in the the online Guardian about AAC. Finally the press seems to realise the its not all about the magic iPad…
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OT’s with Apps
I was directed to this site when discussing accessible software for phonics, particularly pen based apps that speak and blend letters (as sounds – not letter names).
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