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Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Should schools consider investing Pupil Equity Fund money in Assistive Technology and training?  Yes and here is why... Learners with Additional Support Needs have lower achievement than learners who do not have ASN. Use of Assistive Technology can raise "raise achievement in the communit...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 I must learn more about  inclusive digital technologies and how they can support my students with additional support needs.  Did you say to yourself at some point last year?  Did you get the chance to do it?  Have you started back at school and are reminded straight away ...

Created on Monday, 14 August 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Are you a Support for Learning or Additional Support Needs Teacher or a local authority Inclusion Education Officer? If so, you might be interested in taking part in a FREE pilot Professional Learning Course on Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice that has been developed by Fran Ranaldi of Education Scot...

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Dolphin recently released their EasyReader app, a free option for reading material from existing e-book libraries on an iPad. (An Android version should be available later this year.) The app allows electronic books in a different formats to be downloaded from various online libraries and read back ...

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted by Robert Stewart

When we upgraded our eye gaze systems, we also required a mounting solution to accommodate them... that wouldn't break the bank. There are several commercial solutions out there but they're all very expensive. The solution required several key features. It needed to be: cheap; robust and s...

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Microsoft has a new speech recognition plug-in which can be used in Word, Outlook email and Powerpoint. It can even translate your words to different languages which could be a useful practice tool for students with English as an Additional Language. It was easy to download and install Dictation as...

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dragon Naturally Speaking is high quality speech recognition software for Windows and MacOS. As well as dictating to your computer, you can format text and control the computer. NaturallySpeaking installs on the computer so you don't need an internet connection for it to work. We reco...

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new guide; Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties.  The guide explores some of the tools in the latest version of Word 2016 that can be used to support literacy and other additional support need...

Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

While updating the Google Voice Typing page on the CALL website I came across a new feature (new to me), ‘Select to Speak’ on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. Select to Speak allows you to select text on the screen and hear it spoken aloud. It works on most of the Androi...