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Ideas: The News

It's important to try to give people an idea of the world that they live in, no matter how severe the learning disability. The internet is just one of many ways to get across international, local and personal news.

I recommend you use a fast broadband internet connection if you can. Long boring pauses can seriously affect conentration. Here are a handful of useful links:

News sources:

Pictures (to back up news):

Pictures (to back up news)

Sounds and Music (to back up news):

Sounds and Music (to back up news)

  • Internet Radio can prove a fascinating source of world music, voices and sounds:
  • - Sound Search Engine.
  • Radio-Locator - World Radio
  • Win-Amp Radio - World Radio - search on a song or genre.

Other resources:

  • BabelFish - International Language Translator.
  • - International Currency Convertor.
  • Multimap - Maps and Ariel photos of UK and the World.
  • RealOne - Free Multi-media player.
  • IrfanView - Free Image viewer with excellent Slideshow.
  • - Writing with Symbols commercial software.