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Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Pupil Equity Fund is worth £120 million which will be directly allocated to schools to help reduce the poverty attainment gap. In a previous blog I suggested that it could be appropriate to use PEF to invest in Assistive Technology. So is there evidence that Assistive Technology does impac...

Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Teachers in Scotland who have a Glow account can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. Making these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these too...

Created on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

CALL has managed to arrange licensing of Cereproc's excellent Scottish computer voices, Heather, Stuart and Ceitidh for use in Scottish state schools and colleges, and for a number of other charities and public bodies. See the Scottish Voice web site for full details of who can have free access ...

Created on Friday, 10 March 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On Wednesday March 8th, we were honoured to host the launch of the revised Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit, by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, and Sir Jackie Stewart, president of Dyslexia Scotland. The event was chaired by Professor Charlie Jeffrey, Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Edinb...

Created on Friday, 10 March 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Many learners with additional support needs struggle to write, spell and therefore to produce high quality written work. Feedback from teachers and learners, and our recent Talking in Exams Project, suggests that modern speech recognition software has considerable potential to help learners with wri...

Created on Thursday, 09 March 2017. Posted by Robert Stewart

When we loan out and recommend iPads with communication apps for AAC users, we also need to provide a functional carry case that has several key features. It needs to be: lightweight, able to withstand drops and knocks, have both a handle and a stand for communication in different settings and also...

Created on Thursday, 09 March 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Did you know that Macs have a range of built-in tools to help with literacy difficulties? This new guide will take you through some of the tools that can help to support Mac users with reading and writing.  The Mac operating system is often abbreviated as ‘OS X’ or ‘macOS&rsq...

Created on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Can you believe the 2nd of March 2017 will mark the 20th year of World Book Day? Since 1997 children from all over the world have come together to celebrate this festival of reading and all things book related.  This year, why don’t you enable your learners to become the author...

Created on Friday, 24 February 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Free conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs. We are delighted to announce that our presenters and exhibitors’ timetables are confirmed for our two free ​conferences. Edinburgh – 14 June 2017 Clydebank – 15 June 2017 There is another great prog...