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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...

Created on Friday, 03 June 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; ‘Using the iPad to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties’ - an easy-to-use guide. The new resource (in A3 poster format) is primarily aimed at Teachers and Support for Learning Teachers, particularly those supporting...

Created on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

For Digital Learning Week, we're looking at some examples of Assistive and Communication Technology and today I'm going to offer some reflections on voice output communication aids. In particular, we'll consider some pros and cons of using an iPad for communication, versus a Windows tabl...

Created on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The aim of National Digital Learning week is to highlight the innovative and exciting ways in which digital technologies are being used to support Scottish learners.  Our focus here at CALL Scotland is the support of learners with additional support needs and we think the use of assistive techn...

Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Today is the start of Digital Learning Week, and during the week the CALL team are going to post blogs about how digital technology can be of benefit to learners with additional support needs. In this post, we're going to look at an example of using technology to address physical challenges to a...

Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

In a recent webinar, I explored a range of features and tools that are available in Microsoft Word to support learners with literacy difficulties.  Although the main focus was to look at customising the settings in Word to suit different learning needs, the latter part of the webinar looked at ...

Created on Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

Join us at CALL Scotland for 2 events in the coming month:   iPad Management for Schools Seminar Exploring options for managing, setting up and using multiple iPads Thursday 26th May 2016, 9:30am - 12:30pm There are tens of thousands of iPads in Scottish schools and many different models of mo...

Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week we launched our new Adapted Digital Assessments website. Digital Question Papers were first introduced in 2008, and there have been quite a few changes and developments since then: phasing out of Standard Grade and Intermediate examinations and the introduction of National 5; the developm...