An accessible model for your school?
The project's accessible model:
All textbooks, worksheets and other curriculum materials were given to pupils in electronic Word format. Each pupil had their own laptop and assistive technology to suit them.
Accessible Learning Materials:
- Over 130 textbooks were provided as electronic Word files.
- Students could access these directly, listening with their SuperNova or EasyTutor software.
- Teaching professionals at the schools also used the same Word files to create Braille, large print, DAISY and MP3 edition of the 130 textbooks.
- The same teaching professionals made and adapted other classroom materials, such as handouts and worksheets.
IT & Assistive Technology:
- Each student received a laptop
- Visually impaired pupils used SuperNova to listen and/or magnify to read their electronic textbooks.
- Dyslexic students used EasyTutor to listen to their electronic textbooks.
Here, Marie Scott discusses the impact that using laptops in lessons had on her students:
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