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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...

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...