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Created on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The Technology Discovery Day organised by Augmentative Communication in Practise Scotland (ACiP:S) and held at CALL Scotland on Saturday 24th June 2017 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the event and to those who came along on the day.  Adults (16+) who use AAC, fro...

Created on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The Pupil Equity Fund (worth £120 million) is directly allocated to schools to address the poverty related attainment gap.  To close this identified gap, children and young people from all backgrounds need to be given more opportunities and greater support to succeed in order to achieve e...

Created on Monday, 19 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Over 250 people attended this year's two-day ASL and Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Edinburgh last Wednesday and in Clydebank the following day. There were 28 companies and organisations with stands in the exhibition areas in Edinburgh, while, due to restrictions in space, there w...

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were approached recently by Jenna Lyons, an MSc student at the University of Dundee, studying Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is currently running a study with colleagues aimed at learning how to design the layout of AAC devices using the exact preferences of the specific us...

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

The day after last week's blog on Scanning Pens and Scanning Apps, which suggested that the Adobe Scan app for the iPad only produced "image" files, rather than "selectable" text, when it is used to scan a page with text, Adobe released a new version of the app which DOES pro...

Created on Monday, 05 June 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We have a brand new exciting line up of Professional Learning opportunities for anyone who is working with a person who has Additional Support Needs, a physical, communication or sensory support needs. You will find full details of the  CALL Scotland 2017-18 Professional Learning calendar&...

Created on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; 'Making the Most of Notes’ – an easy-to-use guide'. The Notes app is one of the most underrated and overlooked app on the iPad. When it comes to note taking and word processing other apps are available at a cost...

Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Suppose that you have dyslexia, or a reading difficulty, and have been given some important information printed on a sheet of paper. It may be an exam paper, or information about your flight and accommodation details for the holiday that you have been looking forward to for months. What do you do? Y...

Created on Monday, 29 May 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

An updated version of the excellent Speech Recognition as AT (Assistive Technology) for Writing, by Daniel Cochrane and Kelly Key, has just been published and is now available. Speech recognition (where you talk or dictate to your computer, tablet or smartphone) can be hugely empowering for many lea...