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Created on Friday, 15 October 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

The Scottish Voice has been very well received by the Scottish educational community and we know that she is being used to listen to: SQA digital exams; novels; digital textbooks; Microsoft Word documents; resources on Glow. She is also used by children who can’t...

Created on Thursday, 14 October 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

Issue 27 of 'New in CALL', the free news, views and events leaflet is now available for download. Inside this issue: Print Disability Licence; The Royal Mail Book Awards; iPad or Kindle; Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland study day; 2010-2011 CPD Calendar. ...

Created on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've recently found out about the Cool Tools for Schools wiki. This is an amazing resource, with lots of free / online tools that can be used by teachers and pupils (assuming they are allowed access online). Resources are categorised under the following headings: Presentation Tools ...

Created on Tuesday, 14 September 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Over 100 textbooks (mainly for the English curriculum) and novels in Word 2003 format are now available from RNIB. The books were produced as a result of the Accessible Resources Pilot project led by Dolphin and Inclusive Technology. There is a list of the books available on the RNIB web site. T...

Created on Friday, 10 September 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Scottish Government, working in partnership with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Reference Group, have developed a draft Scottish Autism Strategy.  The Strategy sets out what the Scottish Government in partnership with users, carers and professionals proposes to do to meet the needs of...

Created on Thursday, 09 September 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

CALL has previously alerted folk to the cheap deal on Boardmaker software available through LTS, for Scotland. Since LTS revamped their web site, the page link we gave before has become defunct. Look here for current prices    It's rumoured that the deal may 'run out' once a ceiling...

Created on Tuesday, 31 August 2010. Posted by Allan Wilson

During the early part of 2009 we spent some time comparing different text-to-speech utilities that could be be used to read text aloud from web sites and published our conclusions in our Reading the Web information sheet. At the time, we found the best option was to use the free Click Speak utilit...

Created on Tuesday, 24 August 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Anybody who is interested in augmentative communication for their pupils, clients or family member needs to be aware of the annual Communication Matters (CM) Symposium. This is a UK-wide conference - actually becoming increasingly international - held every September (26-28 September, this year, i...

Created on Tuesday, 27 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

If you teach or support children and young people with dyslexia, you will be interested in the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference which this year will be held on Saturday 25th September at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University. The theme of the conference is "Innovative ...