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There are a large variety of links below including free resources. They are in alphabetical order .
Click on the picture icons to go to that site
AbilityNet's ITCanHelp volunteers provide free IT support to older people
and people withdisabilities of any age. Our volunteers can support remotely
anywhere in the UK.
Accessibyte are offering free access to its apps for blind, low vision,
deaf and reading impaired students
An accessible interface for users of assistive technologies to play YouTube
Ace Centre is a charity specialising in AAC and AT - they have some good resources
and eBooks available
Information on accessibility on Apple devices
Free activities and resources to support any #AAC communication system based
on core words
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories,
including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue
dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your
desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
From 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths,
as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also
on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button
A free 30 day trial offering 80,000 symbol supported accessible resources
and 5 years of ready-made curriculum
Follow this step by step playlist to get started
Free printable PDF symbol resources for shared reading based on
Help children learn through play with Busy Things. Fun educational games
for kids aged 3–11 on a huge range of subjects.
Make use of their free trial or families can use code HOME1FOR1
to get your 1st month of access for just £1
A fantastic service in Scotland that provides free resources to
overcome disability and barriers to learning
Lots of games and resources for young children
Lots of games and resources for younger learners
CEA provide a range of SEN support for all educational settings in Northern Ireland.
They have a huge variety of units for specific ALN
Create your own personalised certificates, free and unlimited
Free resources for learners with SEND/ALN
Claro Software develops Assistive Technology, software for people
with disabilities such as print and reading difficulties like dyslexia,
to help them achieve all they can.
They have made their cloud web apps FREE
A really useful website which allow you to create and print symbol based
resources for free. Choose a template, click the boxes and
add either images from Google or symbols
Child-friendly word processing support that will enable pupils
of all abilities to work independently
Mental health resources for families and children
David Walliams will be releasing an audio story every day
for the 30 days for free. Follow the link to listen
Many visually impaired students will not have access to their
normal assistive technology at home.
If you'd like to receive 3 months of free access to your preferred
edition of SuperNova, click the link
Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational
games that learners will find easy to use independently.
US based website: Easterseals provides exceptional services, education
, outreach and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn,
work and play in our communities. They have some great Covid-19 related
resources including a school closure resource kit
Short videos of how to make devices/software more accessible
A self employed Independent Special SEN Teacher & Consultant
that has provided 4 FREE weeks of parent support, sensory & play training
Free PowerPoint resources created by SEN teachers from all over the UK.
Games from the charity Special Effect specifically for EyeGaze users
Gazeplay is free and open-source software, gathering nearly 60
mini-games playable with an eye-tracker
A broad online activity resource, exclusively for the special needs community -
Free trial available
Sonocent have been supporting higher education institutions with
note taking accommodations for over ten years. We help your
students take great notes independently.In this unprecedented and
challenging time, we realized we could helpmake students' transition
to online classes a lot smoother by giving them access to Glean,
our new online note taking tool with dedicated features
for online learning.
That’s why we are offering unlimited free access to Glean until August 31st 2020
Information on accessibility on Chrome devices
An immersive app that allows you to explore the world through over
1000 virtual-reality and 100 augmented-reality tours.
Lesson plans for those who use G Suite
Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest
magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions
rom Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos
(teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes,
puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those
already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing
Charm on boredom!
A list of support groups across the UK
Online learning for Special Education from Inclusive Technology
are offering some free resources during the Covid-19 outbreak
WALES ONLY - Teachers and learners in maintained schools in
Wales are able to download and install the latest Microsoft Office
tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Minecraft
Free resources from Joe White, Assistant Headteacher
of Broadstairs Special School
Motivational Apps specifically for children. Designed to meet a range
of SEN including switch access for those with physical disabilities.
Kobi allows you to import any book, adjust the text according to your
learners needs & practice reading. They are giving free monthly
codes to keep on practicing reading at home. (Available on Android & iOS)
Liberator Ltd have kindly extended the free trial period of
AAC Language Lab to two months. Resources include Parent Guides,
sample lesson plans, manual communication boards and much more.
Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world
Free resources from Makaton, the sign language charity
Have created this short book to support and reassure our children
regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to
discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation
Available in many different languages
A great parenting blog - a number of sensory activities have been
complied from this blog into one printable PDF
*thanks to Ian Bean*
Great resource from Ability Net, a step-by-step guide to individual
adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or
smart phone to make it easier to use.
Games, videos, and ways you can explore and learn about animals
in the world.
A fun resource for switch users and for anyone looking to find
game accessibility solutions.
All our eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or
log in on the next page to read your book. Please note, our eBooks
are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on
a computer, laptop, or tablet
Sensory stories and associated resources, special stories podcast,
tips for classroom practise and more!
Ann Sullivan has very kindly made her teaching resources are
available as FREE downloads from her TES Shop.
You will require a TES account to download resources but it is
easy and quick to register
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning,
many teaching ideas and resources
A fantastic school that is offering access to simple programs,
which you are free to adapt and use in your school, college or home.
To claim a free book in braille or audio (Daisy CD) format,
call the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The books will be available for free until March 31
Great printable resources to help explain Covid-19
On this page you will find information to help you develop your
practice with children and young people in the four broad areas of need
Great online games which can be accessed through alternative
methods (switch, eyegaze etc)
The Sensory Spectacle are doing twice weekly sensory makes
at 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays live on their facebook page
Sensory World is a brand new website; a virtual, interactive house
filled with activities designed to stimulate learning and promote choice
SEN Teacher allow you to create, adapt and share teaching
resources for a wide-range of abilities
An American website that offers free learning games for
children broken into subject areas
An independent, family business that has educational, motivational,
fun software designed to include learners with special needs.
Free home account if your school subscribes.
Smartbox create assistive technology solutions that help people
with disabilities to communicate and be independent.
Resources COMING SOON
The charity Soundabout works to empower people with severe
and profound learning disabilities through music and sound.
All are invited and welcome to be part of our Facebook live sessions
Free inclusive switch games and video tutorials
A charity that helps people with disabilities to enjoy
video games - can offer remote support
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors
reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
Have put together a FREE booklet of 36 different massage
stories to share with children and parents.
Email email@example.com and she will send it to you.
Downloadable PDF files with symbolised instructions to help
people with communication difficulties
Easy Read version of WHO Social Distancing
recommendations - It is hard to make sense of the current
situation & we hope this can support people with
communication difficulties to understand and to share their feelings about it
Tar Heel Gameplay website offers you a way of creating
interactive, accessible games using any YouTube video.
This means you can use whichever video most motivates
your learner to teach them switch and touch screen access.
A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books
on a wide range of topics.
Tes provides a range of primary and secondary school
teaching resources including lesson plans, worksheets
and student activities for all curriculum subjects
FREE for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning
at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. For ages 4-11
Purchase over 30 sensory stories - there are also free
sensory stories on the free educational resources page
18 activities for speech and language practice at home
*PDF supplied by Ian Bean*
To help educators, parents, and learners during this time of need,
the Tobii Dynavox team has gathered their resources and
created Coronavirus materials within them.
Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are
offering online tours and exhibits
Website running free resources for schools, enter code UKTWINKLHELPS
Have launched a facebook page with resources, ideas
and information to support parents homeschooling children
with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Information on accessibility of Windows Devices
Check out these learning channels offering videos, tutorials
and activities appropriate for all different ages and areas of interest
Page updated by cfrancis 15/12/20