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Created on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Today is the start of National Digital Learning Week 2017. This year the theme of the week is ‘Digital Difference’ and throughout the week the CALL team are going to post blogs about how digital technology can make a difference to learners with additional support needs.  In the...

Created on Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Do you have learning difficulties? Do you know, or support somebody with learning difficulties? What research needs to be done to help improve the lives of people with learning difficulties? We were approached recently by Ai Keow Lim, a researcher from Edinburgh University's SMC Research Centre ...

Created on Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland are organising a free event for adults (aged 16 and over) in Scotland who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to express themselves. It will take the form of a Technology Discovery Day, combined with a Consultation Session and will be...

Created on Friday, 05 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

[INFORMATION FROM COMMUNICATION MATTERS] People with communication difficulties don’t always get the support they need in the community. It would help if we had a UK symbol for businesses and organisations to show that they can support people with communication difficulties.  Busines...

Created on Thursday, 04 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Do you have BIGmacks, talking buttons or Step-by-Steps lurking dustily at the back of a cupboard in your classroom? Are you confused about the difference between a Smooth Talker and a QuickTalker S? Do you have no idea what any of these are, let alone how and why you would use them?! If so, our...

Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As many of you out there with young children will know, actor Tom Hardy has been causing quite a stir by reading the Mother’s Day bedtime story on C-Beebies! If you missed it, you can watch Tom reading Ross Collins’ Bookbug Picture Book Prize nominated story ‘There’s a ...

Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Have you been looking for a forum to discuss Assistive Technology with like minded people?  This could be the one for you... We have created a new email forum, ‘CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community. It’s an informal space for people with a common interest to: Share ideas and re...

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...