You are in:

Blog

Created on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of MyStudyBar V4. MyStudyBar is designed to support the study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing. Although MyStudyBar is designed to support learners with literacy-related difficulties such...

Created on Monday, 21 August 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug books make ...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Should schools consider investing Pupil Equity Fund money in Assistive Technology and training?  Yes and here is why... Learners with Additional Support Needs have lower achievement than learners who do not have ASN. Use of Assistive Technology can raise "raise achievement in the communit...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 I must learn more about  inclusive digital technologies and how they can support my students with additional support needs.  Did you say to yourself at some point last year?  Did you get the chance to do it?  Have you started back at school and are reminded straight away ...

Created on Monday, 14 August 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Are you a Support for Learning or Additional Support Needs Teacher or a local authority Inclusion Education Officer? If so, you might be interested in taking part in a FREE pilot Professional Learning Course on Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice that has been developed by Fran Ranaldi of Education Scot...

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Dolphin recently released their EasyReader app, a free option for reading material from existing e-book libraries on an iPad. (An Android version should be available later this year.) The app allows electronic books in a different formats to be downloaded from various online libraries and read back ...

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted by Robert Stewart

When we upgraded our eye gaze systems, we also required a mounting solution to accommodate them... that wouldn't break the bank. There are several commercial solutions out there but they're all very expensive. The solution required several key features. It needed to be: cheap; robust and s...

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...