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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...

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...