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Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Suppose that you have dyslexia, or a reading difficulty, and have been given some important information printed on a sheet of paper. It may be an exam paper, or information about your flight and accommodation details for the holiday that you have been looking forward to for months. What do you do? Y...

Created on Monday, 29 May 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

An updated version of the excellent Speech Recognition as AT (Assistive Technology) for Writing, by Daniel Cochrane and Kelly Key, has just been published and is now available. Speech recognition (where you talk or dictate to your computer, tablet or smartphone) can be hugely empowering for many lea...

Created on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

We’re finishing off our week of blogging about National Digital Learning Week 2017 by considering some of the ways Assistive Technology can help learners with literacy difficulties.  As a former children’s bookseller I’m a big fan of children’s literature and m...

Created on Thursday, 18 May 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

In today's blog for National Digital Learning Week 2017 we are thinking about learners with physical support needs. Assistive Technology has opened up a world of opportunities for people with physical support needs. Electronic assistive technologies are also becoming much more readily avail...

Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Today’s blog for National Digital Learning Week 2017 focuses on supporting communication. Last week at CALL we delivered a course on how to use iPads to support learners to develop their communication. We can and have provided a number of courses on this topic - this one focussed on using phot...

Created on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

How do we learn about the technology that can support students with Additional Support Needs, disabilities or sensory impairment? There is very little offered in Initial Teacher Education or Post Graduate education programmes  so new teachers, who are familiar with and confident in the use...

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...