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Created on Monday, 01 June 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Coming up next week are two ICT and Inclusion exhibitions organised by CALL Scotland and there is still time to book your place. Parents -  extra sessions - see below!!  This event provides an excellent opportunity for staff to see and compare the latest software ...

Created on Wednesday, 27 June 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Today I received a very positive evaluation back from a pupil and teacher who have been evaluating some equipment, and I thought I'd share it: seems like a nice way to end the term. (Mark is not his real name.) Background Mark is a Primary 6 pupil who attends his local primary school. Mark h...

Created on Monday, 03 October 2011. Posted by Sally Millar

This fun little cartoon video explains much of what is important about assistive technology for disabled users, in a clear and pretty cool way.Update: I should clarify. The CALL Scotland team did not make this video, though I would be very proud if we had. We are just passing it on for wider...

Created on Wednesday, 12 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We’ve been looking at methods of computer access for a young boy (age 7) with athetoid cerebral palsy, and he’s evaluated quite a few options. The most promising method was an old Interface Designs switched joystick connected via a USB Mouse Mover interface, which he controls with his ri...

Created on Thursday, 21 January 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

For People Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication Time: Saturday 13th March 2010, 11am - 4pm Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Webpage: Technology Discovery Day It's FREE and refreshments will be provided. Drop in, or stay all day! The day is run by expert staff from...

Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last Friday we gave a couple of talks on assistive techology and AAC, to students on the Moray House Primary Postgraduate course, and here's the powerpoint presentation. It is a whistle-stop tour through Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning. The presentation is a PDF and the notes for each...

Created on Friday, 18 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

This is a chance for you to help improve the accessibility of Glow. If Glow is to fulfil it's aims it needs to be accessible to every pupil in Scotland and one way of helping many pupils with visual or reading difficulties is through 'text-to-speech' software, so that pupils can have material on G...

Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by His Roya...

Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by HRH Princ...