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Created on Monday, 15 August 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) web site has news of a decision to introduce zero rating for VAT for mobile phones and laptops pre-loaded with software designed solely for the use of a disabled person. The case was brought by Iansyst Ltd, who argued that their CapturaTalk literac...

Created on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

Kirk Smith, a US-based author and comedian, is performing his one-man show; A Comedian's Guide to Autism: Rice Krispies with Ketchup, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is based on his humorous book and tells the real-life story of a comedian's journey with his autistic son. The show h...

Created on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been sent information about a forthcoming Boardmaker Power Academy morning in Angus on 20th September. Looks like it could be a useful event for Boardmaker users. Boardmaker Power Academy – Angus TUE 20 SEP AT 09:30, FORFAR By: Tobii Dynavox Tobii Dynavox Power Academy days are aimed a...

Created on Wednesday, 27 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

To mark World Cerebral Palsy Day, Bobath Scotland's Annual Conference is to be held in the Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 5th October. The conference is free to attend and provides people living with cerebral palsy with an opportunity to: learn about aspects of life with cer...

Created on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been sent information on British Blind Sport's initiative to encourage children with visual impairment in Scotland to take part in sport:- "What is First Steps? "First Steps is a British Blind Sport initiative supported by Scottish Disability Sport for visually impaired childr...

Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Science and Technology Impact Assessment Panel of the European Parliament (STOA) has commissioned a study on Assistive Technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs. As part of this study, they are conducting a European-wide online survey involving per...

Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

In my webinar ‘Using Cloud Based Tools to Support Learners with ASN’ first broadcast on 25 May 2016 I talked about the use of the new Microsoft OneNote add-in called Learning Tools. They are an example of universal design:  one solution that makes reading, writing and comprehen...

Created on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Info Cards are new resources available from the Downloads section of the CALL Scotland web site. They are designed to be printed double-sided onto a sheet of A4 card, then cut in half to produce 2 A5 cards, with information needed to perform a simple task with a piece of technology. The first two c...

Created on Friday, 24 June 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Earlier this week we came across Touch Tap Swipe, a great resource produced last year by DMD pathfinders, on choosing and using touch phones and tablets for people with minimal body movement. DMD pathfinders is a user-led organisation supporting teenagers and adults living with Duchenne Muscular Dys...