How to Read PDFs on an iPad

I recently came across a great workaround for reading PDFs on an iPhone or iPad, which is something I’ve frequently heard people ask about. Our blog post a few months back explained how to take a photo with an iPhone or iPad and use Snapverter to convert it to an accessible PDF. But then how do you read that PDF if you’re still working on that device, and haven’t switched over to a computer or Chromebook? Read on for a few possible answers to this question.

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Accessibility and the new Windows 10

The long-awaited Windows 10 operating system is here, and has brought with it exciting new features and the return of some familiar, favorite features. The new Edge browser, the voice-activated assistant Cortana, and the comeback of the much-loved Start menu are just a few of the highlights.
Windows 10 also includes a host of Accessibility features that allow users with visual impairments, physical limitations and other disabilities to customize their Windows experience to fit their needs. Read on to learn about the top accessibility features in Windows 10.

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Top 8 GAFE Resources for Educators

Believe it or not, it’s that time again… Summer is coming to an end and soon millions of teachers and students across the Northern Hemisphere will be heading back to the classroom to kick off another school year.

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get up to speed (or refresh your knowledge) on the skills you need to help make this school year a success.  If your school uses Google Apps for Education (GAFE), we’ve just made this process easier with a brand new free guide to the top GAFE resources for educators. Continue reading to learn more.

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A new texthelp team is now on the ground in Australia

A big welcome to our two newest Texthelpers as we set up a dedicated Texthelp team for the very first time in Australia! Meet Greg O’Connor and Barbara Landsberg who joined Texthelp at the beginning of June this year and have clocked up a busy first month already.

They bring with them many years of experience in supporting successful use of inclusive learning technologies, as part of the well-known Spectronics team. Along with their years spent working in schools with students who struggle with literacy. They will now be available in Asia Pacific friendly timezones to assist with any enquiries from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Read on to learn more about how you can connect with Greg and Barbara in the coming months in particular and how they will be able to support you.

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Further your CA Google Summit Experience at #GAFEtalk

This year the EdTechTeam’s California Summit featuring Google for Education will once again take place in Palo Alto, CA. While last year’s summit included well over 1000 attendees, this year looks to be even bigger as it will stretch over two weekends (July 11-12 and July 18-19) in sunny California.

In addition to the jam packed weekend sessions, Texthelp will be hosting our 2nd #GAFEtalk event at the Sheraton Palo Alto on Friday, July 17th. This event gives summit attendees (and other California educators) access to a full day of great content, insightful speakers, free software and even lunch!

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