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Created on Tuesday, 29 September 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

PowerPoint copy of presentation by Paul Nisbet and Stuart Aitken at the Scottish Learning Festival on 24th September 2009....

Created on Monday, 14 September 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

I like The Grid 2 software for pupils who have really complex communication and writing difficulties. Amongst its many good features, I especially like the symbol supported prediction, for users who really have barely any spelling ability at all, maybe just initial letters - but who still want to...

Created on Tuesday, 01 September 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

We have just had a chance to trial a new device called the Alt-Chat+ developed by the US company Saltillo and marketed in the UK by Liberator Ltd. It is an interesting mixture of two different devices - it has the hardware 'body' of the Springboard Lite (a very popular small lightweight device) a...

Created on Wednesday, 12 August 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

This has been quite a summer for AAC - no fewer than four new communication aids have recently hit the AAC High Street. Firstly there is the mindblowing Proloquo2Go, (P2G) software from Assistiveware which runs on an ordinary iPod Touch (only 115gms in weight) or iPhone. It is undoubtedly the ul...

Created on Tuesday, 28 July 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

Today CALL was pleased to receive a demonstration and short term loan of voice output communication aid that is new on the UK market, the Logan ProxTalker. This is a VERY simple-to-use system that is basically a PECS or communication book that can talk.  The user's pictures are on little ca...

Created on Friday, 24 July 2009. Posted by Allan Wilson

CALL frequently receives enquiries from people seeking advice on utilities that can be used to read text from web pages. Teachers and parents may be using WordTalk to read Word documents and are now looking for something similar to read web pages. Earlier this year CALL carried out a detailed co...

Created on Tuesday, 07 July 2009. Posted by Sally Millar

One of the new devices on show at CALL's recent ICT and Inclusion sessions was the rather amazing Livescribe Pulse Pen. You can see the product description (with video) at Livescribe.com It has been designed for note-taking and could be useful to students and older school pupils with memory or wri...

Created on Monday, 29 June 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

A User Group has been created to take the Dooks for All Scotland Database forward and the first meeting was hosted by LTS on 24th June. Staff involved in providing books in accessible formats from 5 local authorities met along with Kim Walker (RNIB), Gayle Monteith, Maggie Smith and Jennifer MacDoug...

Created on Friday, 19 June 2009. Posted by Stuart Aitken

Janette Graham and Andrea MacBeath, based at the ASL Technology Service in Richmond Park School in Glasgow provided their top ten tips (well at least twelve, really) for supporting literacy. They covered Word Prediction such as using Penfriend or Co:Writer; symbol support using Boardmaker; use of...