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Created on Monday, 12 September 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Earlier this year Stuart and I were videoed finding, using and making books in accessible formats, and the videos are now available on the Education Scotland web site. They provide a quick and reasonably (we think!) straightforward introduction to Books for All, and you can download the videos and...

Created on Tuesday, 06 September 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

The 2011 Scottish Children's Book Awards is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children's books of the year. Last year: over 40,000 children registered and an amazing 17,000 vot...

Created on Monday, 22 August 2011. Posted by Sally Millar

CALL has recently added the Tobii C12 and the Tobii C15 communication aids to its equipment loan bank. These are both high-end, fully featured PC Windows 7 based communication aids, that can be controlled in many ways, including the built-in touch screen, keyboard, mouse, headmouse, switches...

Created on Wednesday, 17 August 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL now has a large bank of netbooks and our latest edition is the Toshiba NB250. A good little netbook which is light weight, cheap (£225 via the Procurement Scotland contract), long 8 hour battery life and relatively fast if you are using one or two programs. Note that netbooks are ...

Created on Tuesday, 02 August 2011. Posted by Sally Millar

Aha!  Mayer Johnson are publishing an app for iPad and iPod / iPhone,  iOS 3.1.3 and above It's coming 'soon'. It will be free. It sounds like it will be especially useful for learning new symbols, and for practising, familiarising and and consolidating knowledge of symbols and their ...

Created on Monday, 25 July 2011. Posted by Sally Millar

You may be interested to read the newly published autobiography called Ghost Boy of Martin Pistorius who lost his speech at 12 years old. He uses AAC and has succeeded well in life both personally and professionally. ...

Created on Wednesday, 22 June 2011. Posted by Sally Millar

Maybe everyone else already knows about Mr Thorne, but I didn't (Thanks for the tip, Angie McC!!)  Wonderful website with videos. It's aimed at teaching / reinforcing synthetic phonics to young children (and parents) but also useful for older children as it's not too babyish (well, OK, giraffe ...

Created on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Well the votes are in and we can now reveal that the winner is....... SPA! We emailed samples of six male voices out to people who had downloaded Heather, to key contacts in local authorities, FE colleges and Universities, to ICTSLS, members of SICTDG, members of Augmentative Communication in Pr...

Created on Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Kindle for PC Accessibility Plugin is now available for UK customers (and also for users in Australia, Canada and the U.S.). Kindle for PC is free software for reading Kindle eBooks on your Windows PC. The main feature of the new plugin is a text-to-speech tool which means that blind, visually...