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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...

Created on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Topic themed resources are available to download  from the Boardmaker website. For schools using Boardmaker Studio or Boardmaker Online, those of you who have searched for activities on their community sharing site boardmakeronline.com will know the challenge in  wading through the ma...

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

Last week I was working with a learner in primary 4 who has recently started using Clicker for writing and recording. He accesses the on-screen keyboard with a joystick to control the mouse pointer, and a separate switch to click the mouse button. But there's a big problem - when he activates th...

Created on Monday, 20 February 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Scottish Government recently announced the new Pupil Equity Funding scheme which will provide £120 million direct to 2,300 schools across Scotland. The funding is based on the number of learners who are eligible and registered for free school meals and will be around £1200 per pupil. Sho...

Created on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Text to speech has been available for some Kindle book readers for a number of years, but if you wanted to add this feature to the Kindle apps for a Windows or Mac computer, this involved an incredible amount of faffing about. All this has changed with the latest versions of the apps, available from...

Created on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The CALL Scotland team will be sharing their knowledge and expertise of a wide range of hardware, software and apps that can support dyslexic learners at a half day seminar on 23rd March at the University of Edinburgh. The use of assistive technology can help raise attainment for students with addit...

Created on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

CALL Scotland has a small library space in our offices at the Moray House School of Education in Edinburgh. The CALL library includes books, journals, conference papers, DVDs, videos on: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Symbol sets Assistive Technology ICT for Education iPads and Mobile D...

Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...