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Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

In a recent webinar, I explored a range of features and tools that are available in Microsoft Word to support learners with literacy difficulties.  Although the main focus was to look at customising the settings in Word to suit different learning needs, the latter part of the webinar looked at ...

Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

Due to popular demand, Stuart Aitken and Craig Mill have produced and uploaded an extended version of our video on making and using accessible PDF documents. The YouTube video Accessing Maths using digital PDFs is sub-titled. Or, you can download the video for offline viewing. Accompanying transcri...

Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

As the iPad increasingly grows in popularity as a teaching and learning tool, CALL would like to find out how iPads are being deployed and managed in local authorities and schools in Scotland. CALL has decided to conduct an iPad Management survey, which we hope will help provide a national...

Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

A new resource from CALL Scotland! When using an iPad to support pupils with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia, there is a temptation to head straight to the Apps Store to download the latest dedicated ‘dyslexia app’. While many of these apps offer valuable literacy support, the bu...

Created on Tuesday, 20 October 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; ‘iPad Apps to Support Creativity’. The resource is available as a free download from the CALL Scotland website. Based on ten categories, the infograph offers apps to support a range of curriculum activities as ...

Created on Thursday, 25 June 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

A question we are often asked at CALL is “can you get the Scottish voices on the iPad?” Unfortunately, the answer has been a resounding ‘No’. While the Scottish voices are available for Android devices via Google Play, i.e. Cereproc Heather and Stuart (including many ...

Created on Tuesday, 26 May 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have the latest online version of Office 365 (available through Glow) or if you have downloaded the desktop version, Office 2013 (also through Glow in participating authorities) there’s a new feature, ‘Office Store’ that could offer some handy features to support learni...

Created on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

Voice personal assistants are becoming increasingly popular with the rise of Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now.  Siri and Google Now have a lot of features in common, such as location services, e.g. asking for the nearest restaurant, setting up calendar events and reminders, ...

Created on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest iOS, (iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads, features new Accessibility options as well as a few enhancements to existing tools.   These include: QuickType QuickType is a new context-based word prediction feature for the iPad’s built-in on-screen keyboard. To set up QuickType g...