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3 posts for April 2012
By Robert Stewart on Tuesday 24th April, 2012 at 12:58pm
A number of users of WordTalk have reported an error with WordTalk installed with Microsoft Word 2007 which looks like it is caused by an Office update and causes the following error:
"Dialog Box Title: Microsoft Visual Basic, Compile Error in Hidden Module: This Document"
We are working to resolve this at present and will keep you updated.
Update (4pm, 24th April)
Solution found for this problem and I will update the WordTalk FAQ page as soon as I put some instructions together.
Update (9am, 25th April)
Solution now on WordTalk FAQ page.
Update (3:30pm, 30th April)
The problem now occurs on Word 2010 and the FAQ has been updated to reflect this.
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By Sally Millar on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 12:56pm
I've just discovered a really useful and fun web site that has lots of free games to help kids practise their mouse skills - basic eye-hand coordination, and timing skills. It is not for 'first beginner level' users but great for kids who are mastering the basics of moving and clicking. There are very simple games to enjoy that are just about cursor control and clicking (simple painting, popping balloons etc.), but the site also offers quite testing games bringing in very simple off-screen scrolling, challenges of speed /reaction time, and click and drag skills, and cognitive skills like planning, basic spatial reasoning, judging height and distance, estimating trajectory etc., as well as consolidating basic counting andshape/colour matching.
A comprehensive free and fun playground and training ground for the mini gameplayer, in fact. (doesn't work on iPads, though)
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By Craig Mill on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 12:39pm
Reduced price and free Apps to mark World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day took place on April 2nd and to mark the event a number of App developers such as Good Karma Applications offered over 60 discounted Apps (including many free Apps) to download from the App Store. The Apps are predominantly for the iOS, ie, iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad with only one App available for the Android platform.
Dont worry if you missed the offer as many of the Apps are still available at the same discounted price.
The list of Apps is divided into 10 categories such as Social Behaviour, Social Stories and Communication with Images. Each App has a short descriptive overview of its functionality as well as a list of languages supported by the Apps.
Theres even a link directly to the App Store so you dont have to spend hours of searching through thousands of Apps to find the right one.
The Apps list is hosted on the iAutism site which also offers a wide-range of useful resources including Autism related Apps Reviews, Technology and Tutorials.