Essential Shortcuts for MS Office

In addition to being excellent time savers, these shortcuts can be very useful for people with visual impairment as they can use the keyboard directly without needing to position the cursor.

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Tweaking the built-in features in our devices to cater for diversity.

This link from the fantastic AbleNet site gives detailed instructions on tweaking the built-in supports in Apple and Microsoft to cater for diversity.

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A new and very accessible book on UDL

If you are an iPad user, then this new book from CAST will inspire you by linking the use of iPad apps directly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.

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Written by Luis Perez, a leading commentator on using iPads to cater for diversity, the book is full of simple UDL strategies to offer alternative pathways to suit all learners in our classroom. This book has just been published by CAST and is part of their skinny book series – more information http://castpublishing.org/skinny-books/learning-on-the-go/

In this video, Luis Perez explains why he chose the iPad as an accessibility tool

Switch Accessible Games

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Some links, and sites which feature links, for online switch-accessible games.

http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/

http://www.shinylearning.co.uk/freegames/

http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.ie/2009/01/online-switch-activities-for-special.html

http://techpsych.blogspot.ie/2007/08/on-line-switch-accessible-games-for.html

http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Olympic Games theme:

http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/game-base-video-olympicks-2012_882.html