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Created on Monday, 21 August 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug books make ...

Created on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The Technology Discovery Day organised by Augmentative Communication in Practise Scotland (ACiP:S) and held at CALL Scotland on Saturday 24th June 2017 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the event and to those who came along on the day.  Adults (16+) who use AAC, fro...

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, 12 January 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The winner of the first Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 is Shark in the Park on a Windy Day by Nick Sharratt. Well done to Nick! Around 19,000 children across Scotland voted in the competition and the three nominated books were gifted to every p1 child in Scotland in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag d...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards this year consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug b...

Created on Thursday, 17 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I read an interesting article in the RCSLT Bulletin today about the use of voice banking for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as a ‘Vocal Insurance’ policy. The main message from the article is that voice-banking or ‘cloning’ needs to be ‘done early’ so t...

Created on Thursday, 03 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The HelpKidzlearn Christmas Advent Calendar is back! Make sure you check every day to play each new activity! The previous days' activities continue to be available throughout the month. Enjoy twenty five days of accessible games and activities, including spot the difference, matching card...

Created on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards were announced on August 28th by the Scottish Book Trust. The Bookbug books are Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar by Emily Mackenzie Neve...

Created on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest education resource, CALL's Eye Gaze Software Curve, which we hope will be a useful tool in supporting practitioners already working with Eye Gaze users and those about to embark on implementing this access method. The Software Cu...