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Created on Thursday, 24 November 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The vision for education in Scotland described in the National Improvement Framework is: Excellence through raising attainment: ensuring that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, set out within Curriculum for Excellence levels, and the right range of skills, qualifi...

Created on Thursday, 24 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've been working on plans for our Additional Support for Learning (ASL) and Technology 2017 conference and things are now starting to take shape. Next year's event will be held over two days, at CALL Scotland, Edinburgh on Wednesday June 14th and at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank on T...

Created on Thursday, 17 November 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL has created a new email forum, ‘CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community’ an informal space for people with a common interest; to share ideas and resources, to exchange information,  to ask questions related to assistive technology in an educational context, to discuss a rang...

Created on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

As part of my role as Information Officer, I give occasional talks on the use of technology to support people with dyslexia, to branches of Dyslexia Scotland, parent groups and others. In the last week of October I spoke with parents from the Glasgow Gaelic School and met with the North East Scotlan...

Created on Friday, 11 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've been fairly busy over the past month updating some of our downloadable posters and creating new ones. It is great that people have been finding them not only attractive, but also very useful....

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...