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Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Microsoft has a new speech recognition plug-in which can be used in Word, Outlook email and Powerpoint. It can even translate your words to different languages which could be a useful practice tool for students with English as an Additional Language. It was easy to download and install Dictation as...

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dragon Naturally Speaking is high quality speech recognition software for Windows and MacOS. As well as dictating to your computer, you can format text and control the computer. NaturallySpeaking installs on the computer so you don't need an internet connection for it to work. We reco...

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new guide; Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties.  The guide explores some of the tools in the latest version of Word 2016 that can be used to support literacy and other additional support need...

Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

While updating the Google Voice Typing page on the CALL website I came across a new feature (new to me), ‘Select to Speak’ on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. Select to Speak allows you to select text on the screen and hear it spoken aloud. It works on most of the Androi...

Created on Tuesday, 04 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Clips is a new Free  iOS app for making and sharing videos with text captions, special effects, graphics and more. It was very easy to create this short captioned video.  Using the camera on your iPhone or iPad, hold the red button to record live video (or use a video clip from your P...

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...