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Using accessibility features

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.

Assistive technology helps people with difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. 

Different disabilities require different assistive technologies.


On this page, you will find support opportunities, case studies, and AT elements of some of the LGfL teaching and learning resources. 

    Chromebook Support

     How to set up the log into a Chrome book so the school domain is already populated in the logging in box.

    See what you can do with the Google Classroom app to aid accessibility for learners.

    See how you can put two windows side by side on a Chrome book to aid pupils' learning and improve access and speed 

     Understanding the differences you may see on a Chromebook keyboard to aid pupils with using the device

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    Chromebook simulator - How to use your touchpad. 

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    Chromebook simulator - Top keyboard shortcuts.

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    Chromebook simulator - Get to know your keyboard.

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    Chromebook simulator - Set up and use virtual desktops

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    Chromebook simulator - Set up Google assistant.

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    Chromebook simulator - Change your language.

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    How to turn on Accessibility features

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    How to turn on select-to-speak

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    How to make your whole screen larger.

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    How to make part of the screen larger.

    Using Windows devices

    Enabling Tablet Mode on a Windows device to make it easier to use on a touch screen device. 

    Looking at the in-built screen capture tool to record your screen

    Two tips on how to move and manage different resources on your screen for greater visability. 

    Enabling dictation mode for speech to text

    Using the ipad and IOS devices

    Using an IOS device to be able to select and highlight text to read it out and looking at the inbuilt technology in these devices. Investigating dictation, text-to-speech, voice-over, and built-in navigation tools. 

    Creating a talking character template using live video in keynote.

    Accessibility options in J2E

    Exploring the accessibility features in JIT such as speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and using the word bank feature.  

    Exploring speech-to-text and text-to-speech in J2e5 and how to use the talk-as-you-type feature. Also, how to integrate the use of different spoken languages

    How to create a word list to give pupils the option to select a word from a given set to focus their writing.

    How to enable the dyslexic font within J2e5, change the visual background for readability and change the layout. 

    Immersive Reader

    How to enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft 365, manipulate the text by changing size, spacing, and background colour, and enable the grammar options. 

    Powerpoint Live

    How to use Powerpoint Live to enable 'present live' to enable live captions, change the language and set the translation tool for personalized learning and engaging EAL pupils. 

    Office 365 reading and Dictation

    How to enable dictation in Microsoft Office 365 and select the preferred language.

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    CENMAC is a unique London-based advisory service that also has advice on AT tools and apps.

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