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Safer Internet Day 2013 was a huge success Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2013 was the tenth edition of the event, and took place on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The theme for the day was 'Online rights and responsibilities', when we encouraged users to 'Connect with respect'. This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place across the globe to celebrate the day.
AppWriter Cloud levels the playing field for all these students worldwide. Here is a tool that truly bridges the gap between Google Docs and anyone struggling with reading and writing disabilites. Users can benefit from the addition of included visual tools that highlight text as it is read aloud using high quality human-like synthetic voices . Words and letters can be spoken back as they are typed. AppWriter Cloud offers assistive speech- and language components in the cloud. Context based word suggestions and text-to-speech are the key features of AppWriter Cloud.
Nuance’s iPhone apps, Dragon and Dragon Search have been available for free download for over a year now.
Apple has enabled a very cool feature for iPad users in the latest beta of iOS 5. "Assistive Touch" allows users to perform gestures and button actions on the iPad with one touch. Users can call up the Assistive Touch menu by tapping a designated corner of the iPad's screen.
View more photographs in the iHelp for Autism slideshow . Kelly Nicolaisen Leo has plenty of toys, including this circular balance beam, but nothing tops the iPad.
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Welcome to the toolkit for creating accessible learning materials. Created by JISC TechDis , the leading UK educational advisory service in accessibility and inclusion, it is designed to enable teachers and trainers to create effective, engaging and accessible learning materials for their learners. Grouped into eight categories, this toolkit of guidance resources merges pedagogical and technical advice where previously these have been scattered over several different channels. The toolkit comprises the following eight categories.
Since we first announced captions in Google Video and YouTube, we've introduced multiple caption tracks, improved search functionality and even automatic translation.