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Created on Friday, 26 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is attempting to compile a list of the "50 Most Priority Assistive Products", stating that "We need more than a billion assistive products now and 2 billion by 2050." Based on the apparent success of the Essential Medicines List, the WHO has ma...

Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

As the iPad increasingly grows in popularity as a teaching and learning tool, CALL would like to find out how iPads are being deployed and managed in local authorities and schools in Scotland. CALL has decided to conduct an iPad Management survey, which we hope will help provide a national...

Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Family Fun Technology Day on Saturday 16th April provides an opportunity for the families of children with additional support needs to find out more about how various forms of technology can help, particularly with regard to communication. The event is held at CALL Scotland, Moray House School o...

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

Last week we retweeted a tweet about a new Pinterest board from US-based speech and language pathologist, Lauren S. Enders on "AAC: Engaging Apps for Implementation". (Pinterest is a web site that allows the user to bring together web resources and display links to them in a visual format....

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

ClaroPDF is an excellent iPad app for working with PDFs, particularly when you want to have text in a PDF read out to you, without losing the formatting in a file. It is also the only app that we know about that can use the iPad version of Scottish computer voice, Heather. We recently had problems w...

Created on Friday, 29 January 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On 19th January, Ceitidh, the world's first Scottish Gaelic Computer Voice, was officially launched by Dr. Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu. Representatives from the funders (Scottish Government, SQA, Scottish Fundin...

Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

A new resource from CALL Scotland! When using an iPad to support pupils with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia, there is a temptation to head straight to the Apps Store to download the latest dedicated ‘dyslexia app’. While many of these apps offer valuable literacy support, the bu...

Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2016. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The Tools2Talk app from Scope in Australia has been one of our app favourites at CALL since September 2014 when we first purchased it. The app offered a quick and easy method for designing and printing symbol communication boards and resources using an iPad, whilst being inexpensive (£8.99) co...

Created on Tuesday, 05 January 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

Unfortunately, an issue with the licence file for the Gaelic voice has been identified that causes the voice to expire on the 1st January 2016. The issue only affects downloads of the voice before January 5th and the voice will not work unless the licence file is upgraded. To upgrade the l...