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Setting Up Speech Recognition in Windows 7

I hope everyone enjoyed the February break. Did you know, that on our BT-provided refreshed machines, speech recognition is built in? It’s very easy to set up, and requires no downloads. ¬†Microsoft have published a full guide about how to … Continue reading

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Many pupils would benefit from having the text on their computer screen read out to them. There are many programs that will do this for you, but the two easiest ways for Edinburgh staff to make this happen is to … Continue reading

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How to change the keyboard layout in Windows 7

Following on from last week’s post on changing the keyboard on the iPad, here’s a how-to for Windows 7 – the operating system that City of Edinburgh refreshed machines are running. ¬†The official Microsoft guide is helpful, but a little … Continue reading

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