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Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

Apple Regional Training Centre Conference

9th May 2014, Edinburgh.

CALL Scotland is hosting a free half-day conference on the morning of Friday 9th May to launch our new status as an Apple Regional Training Centre.

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Family Fun Day

26th April 2014, Edinburgh.

A chance for families of children with additional support needs to try out and learn about the software, hardware and specialised communication technologies that might help support them.

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Curriculum for Excellence

Can you be a :

  • Successful learner - if you can't read books and learning materials?
  • Confident individual - if you depend on others to read or write for you?
  • Responsible citizen - if you don't have access to information?
  • An effective contributor - if you can't communicate?

Read on to see how we can help.

Books for All

Accessible Curriculum Materials for Students with ASN.

Books for All is about learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for people who have difficulty reading ordinary printed books.

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Some of our main services

We run our own programme of courses and in-service training.

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Loans for communication, to individuals with disabilities.

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For individual children and young people in Scotland with ASN.

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Our current projects which include: Digital Exams and Books for All.

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Upcoming CPD training

ICT to Support Pupils with Dyslexia

This course will look at a variety of tools and technique that can be used to support learners with dyslexia and other reading and/or writing difficul....

  • Date: Thursday, 8th May

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Our latest blog post

Text to Speech and Reading Books with Mavericks

We had a couple of enquiries last week about different aspects of 'text to speech' on an Apple Macintosh computer so it is probably a good tim....

  • Posted: 21st April 2014

Read more on our latest blog

Upcoming webinar

Using Calibre to Manage Your Accessible e-Books

Calibre is a very useful free utility that can be used to manage a collection of electronic books and other accessible resources for pupils with print disabilities. Calibre has a powerful search engin....

  • Date: Wednesday, 7th May

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Upcoming event

Family Fun Day

Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh (More detailed directions to venue) Run by specialist staff (CALL Scotland, FACCT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI, TASSCC and others) and funded by Augme....

  • Date: Saturday, 26th April

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Case study

Ella's Story

Ella is a 5 year old girl who communicates using a combination of vocalisation, gesture, pointing to symbols, and her own gestures / signs. However, it is very difficult to understand her communication out of context.

Read more on our communication aid case study


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An open-access reference library within the centre. Some books, journal articles, videos and other material can be borrowed. Such as:

Research & Development

Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats.

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Digital versions of SQA exam papers.

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Free speech-to-text plug-in developed for Microsoft Word.

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A very high quality Scottish synthetic voice.

Read more about the Scottish Voice