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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...

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...