Using technology to support ASN

Many of our pupils use technology on a regular basis to support their learning, for example, typing instead of writing, using spellcheckers, predictive technology, using text-to-speech or speech-to-text or listening to audio books.


Read&Write software is now free for everyone to use at home! It appears as a little purple jigsaw piece, and when you click on it, it gives a wealth of helpful tools such as text-to-speech, speech-to-text, predictive typing and a spellchecker.  Below are the instructions on how to use it.

Read&Write parent letter

Read&Write Home Guide for Pupils

CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland are experts in assistive technology for people who have print disabilities such as Dyslexia, visual impairments or any other difficulties which mean it is difficult to access print.

They have a wealth of free audio books on their website Books for All, along with Scottish voices (Heather and Stuart!)  to download and use with text-to-speech or speech-to-text.

They recently published an article which lists programmes, software and tools which may be useful:

CALL Scotland list of useful programmes for home learning

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