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Access2Learning (A2L)

Access2Learning (A2L) is the Improvement Service’s free e-learning platform. It offers a wide range of learning resources designed to enhance staff development across Scottish local government, public and third sectors. It contains resources on different topics that can be used on your organisation’s learning management systems and some that can be adapted (if permissible) to suit your organisations needs. Resources are produced by councils themselves, by the Improvement Service, or by a wide range of other organisations. If you are a registered A2L user, click here to get started. If you are not registered or would like to be, you
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Deaf Awareness Training

If you are looking for a basic knowledge of communication issues affecting deaf and deafblind people, then Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication is for you. Signature www.signature.org.uk
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Introduction to AAC

Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as part of the Scottish Right to Speak initiative, CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication. The modules can be viewed one by one as ‘stand-alones’, or in sequence. All five modules are at an introductory level, and highly accessible to people without any previous specialised knowledge of communication disability, or of communication aids. Each module takes about 5-10 minutes to view – or longer if you want to explore the many links and resources – and finishes with a ‘Test your Knowledge’ quiz, and a
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Hidden Accessibility

The purpose of this course is to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring that your electronic information is accessible to screen-reading software designed for people with a visual impairment who are unable to see the screen or use a mouse or other pointing device. Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) www.saifscotland.org.uk FREE On-line Training
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Accessible Information Awareness

The purpose of this course is to raise awareness about good practice in producing information that is accessible to its intended audience. Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) www.saifscotland.org.uk FREE On-line Training
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Inclusive Communication

Inclusive Communication is a new one day training course. It builds on the learning from SCLD’s Easy Read Basics course. We recommend that you have attended this or a similar course before coming on Inclusive Information. The aim of this course is to make inclusive information that looks appealing and can be used for paper documents and web pages. This course runs from 10am – 4.30pm What the course covers: Together we will: Review the basics of putting together easy read information Break down difficult ideas into easy read language Put difficult information into easy read format Design information that
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Easy Read Basics

This is a practical course which goes through all the steps involved in creating easy to understand information. What you learn on the day you can put into practice the next. You can download the flyer for this course here…. What the course covers: What accessible information is and why we need it How to involve your audience when creating accessible information How to format easy to read information How to use words, pictures and photos in easy to understand information What resources are available to help you make your own easy to understand information Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
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