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Created on Friday, 02 February 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Your view is being sought by the Communication Access UK Project on which symbol you would like to see businesses and organisations throughout the UK use to show that communication access is supported there. The project consultation has reached a second stage and there's still an oppor...

Created on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

Back around 1990, my colleague, Sally Millar (now enjoying her retirement), was working with an adult with communication difficulties. (We’ll call her Mandy.) Everything seemed to be in place for Mandy to spend a weekend’s respite with a family – her communication book had been upd...

Created on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland are hosting two morning seminars to review the use of speech recognition, particularly Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, for learners with additional support needs in SQA examinations and assessments. Airdrie - 21st February (9:30am - 12:30pm) Aberdeen - 28th February (...

Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 FREE Seminar: Chromebooks in Examinations, 07 March 2018 (10:00 - 1:00pm), University of Edinburgh. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the potential use of Chromebooks with digital exam papers.  Many local authorities in Scotland are using G Suite Education (previousl...

Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Chromebooks are being purchased by many local authorities and schools to replace Windows-based machines. How do Chromebooks measure up for learners with additional support needs? In this blog we look at accessing the Scottish Heinemann Maths and TeeJay digital textbooks that are available from CALL ...

Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Scottish Government has announced the opening of the Independent Living Fund Scotland Transition Fund which aims to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children's services to be more independent. The maximum ...

Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Scottish Parliament passed the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 back on 3rd March of that year. Part 4 of the Act introduced a legal duty for NHS Health Boards in Scotland to provide communication equipment and necessary support for any person who has lost their voice...

Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland's webinars are a valuable opportunity for relevant, practical FREE Professional Learning on the topic of inclusive digtal technologies.  What you learn from these webinars  could enhance your teaching methods and thus increase the learning opportunities for your students ...

Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...