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Created on Monday, 08 March 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Hopefully everyone will now be aware of the cheap deal on BoardMaker software offered through LTS. Please note that there is a training course on BoardMaker 6 and the new BoardMaker Plus! features in CALL on 25th March, and places are still available. Could be just the thing to get you started! ...

Created on Friday, 05 March 2010. Posted by Stuart Aitken

Many pupils benefit from accessing worksheets and workbooks on a laptop or desktop computer. Instead of handwriting they can key in their answers or drag and drop words, symbols or images. They can also use spellcheckers, text-to-speech tools such as the free WordTalk and many other access tools....

Created on Tuesday, 02 March 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

A new Information sheet called A Guide to Pictures and Symbols for Communication 2010 is now available for download or can be viewed along with the collection of other Information Sheets in the Resources section of this website. It is a completely revised version of a similarly titled paper that ...

Created on Wednesday, 24 February 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Many people think that 'alternative format' means things like Large Print, Braille, audio, Daisy etc, but it also includes symbolised materials. Widgit software, who publish software for creating and using symbolised resources, are running a FREE day on symbols here in CALL on Wednesday 3rd March....

Created on Wednesday, 24 February 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Well, here's some more Apps to consider for classroom use, if you are iPhone /iPod Touch active. Free! ...

Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Heather, the Scottish Voice, which can be downloaded free from CALL's Scottish Voice web site by anyone in Scottish schools, is a product of CereProc, an Edinburgh based company. CereProc make 'custom' voices by recording and synthesising human speech, and one possibility is to create bespoke comp...

Created on Wednesday, 17 February 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Please remember about the Saturday event on 13th March, the Technology Discovery Day for adults (and teens 15/16+ years) who use augmentative communication. More details and booking available from the Technology Discovery Day web page. Phone (0131 651 6235) or email CALL if you have any questions...

Created on Friday, 12 February 2010. Posted by Sally Millar

Hurrah! At last Mayer-Johnson UK and LTS have got their act together and brought out a cheap deal on BoardMaker for Scotland. CALL has been pushing for this. BoardMaker purchasing information has been pretty muddled lately, so the new clarity is welcome, as well as the discount. The offer is o...

Created on Thursday, 04 February 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

Procurement Scotland have negotiated a good price on the Toshiba NB200 Netbook (Procurement Scotland quick guide is available) for purchasers in Scottish public sector organisations. There is a 3G (allows you to connect to the internet via a mobile SIM card) and non-3G version being supplied with th...