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Created on Thursday, 10 November 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On Wednesday I was in a school setting up some head switches with a learner, for driving a Smart Wheelchair on loan. Since most switches are made of hard plastic, over the years my practice has always been to glue some foam or Evazote on top of the switch to make it more comfortable - it's no fu...

Created on Friday, 30 September 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

There are three new features in iOS 10 that have the potential to make a big difference for learners with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia and also for those with visual difficulties.  Typing Feedback Highlight Content  Display Accommodations    They can all be found in &...

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

I had an interesting meeting with Dyslexia Scotland's Adult Network (Glasgow) recently to discuss software and apps to support memory and organisation. Most members of the group are using some form of technology to note appointments, provide reminders, make short notes and organisation, but the ...

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you up for an exciting career challenge? CALL Scotland is seeking an experienced and expert teacher of learners with complex additional support needs / severe or profound learning needs to join the multidisciplinary CALL team. The purpose of this exciting and diverse post is to work as part...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards this year consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug b...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland will be hosting 'Creative and fun learning using iPads'  a free half day seminar for teachers, learning assistants, support for learning staff – anyone who has access to iPads in an educational setting – with the focus on using the devices creatively to achieve...

Created on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Fourteen attendees from up and down the country logged in to this week's webinar entitled ‘Back to school assistive technology to support all learners’.  One of the attendees was then broadcasting the webinar to 10 more staff - an excellent way to learn collegiately a...

Created on Friday, 19 August 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

To make the most of a touch screen tablet device, such as an iPad, requires a user to make a range of ‘multi-touch’ gestures such as touching, tapping, swiping, pinching, rotating, zooming in and out, clicking, double clicking and even triple clicking.  For someone with a physical d...

Created on Friday, 19 August 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL Scotland launches a comprehensive programme of professional learning courses and webinars, with 6 courses and 8 webinars scheduled for the last half of 2016. Professional Learning Courses Courses take place at our training centre within the University of Edinburgh and include: How to Use Digi...