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Created on Thursday, 24 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've been working on plans for our Additional Support for Learning (ASL) and Technology 2017 conference and things are now starting to take shape. Next year's event will be held over two days, at CALL Scotland, Edinburgh on Wednesday June 14th and at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank on T...

Created on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

As part of my role as Information Officer, I give occasional talks on the use of technology to support people with dyslexia, to branches of Dyslexia Scotland, parent groups and others. In the last week of October I spoke with parents from the Glasgow Gaelic School and met with the North East Scotlan...

Created on Friday, 11 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We've been fairly busy over the past month updating some of our downloadable posters and creating new ones. It is great that people have been finding them not only attractive, but also very useful....

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

I had an interesting meeting with Dyslexia Scotland's Adult Network (Glasgow) recently to discuss software and apps to support memory and organisation. Most members of the group are using some form of technology to note appointments, provide reminders, make short notes and organisation, but the ...

Created on Monday, 15 August 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) web site has news of a decision to introduce zero rating for VAT for mobile phones and laptops pre-loaded with software designed solely for the use of a disabled person. The case was brought by Iansyst Ltd, who argued that their CapturaTalk literac...

Created on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been sent information about a forthcoming Boardmaker Power Academy morning in Angus on 20th September. Looks like it could be a useful event for Boardmaker users. Boardmaker Power Academy – Angus TUE 20 SEP AT 09:30, FORFAR By: Tobii Dynavox Tobii Dynavox Power Academy days are aimed a...

Created on Wednesday, 27 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

To mark World Cerebral Palsy Day, Bobath Scotland's Annual Conference is to be held in the Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 5th October. The conference is free to attend and provides people living with cerebral palsy with an opportunity to: learn about aspects of life with cer...

Created on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been sent information on British Blind Sport's initiative to encourage children with visual impairment in Scotland to take part in sport:- "What is First Steps? "First Steps is a British Blind Sport initiative supported by Scottish Disability Sport for visually impaired childr...

Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Science and Technology Impact Assessment Panel of the European Parliament (STOA) has commissioned a study on Assistive Technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs. As part of this study, they are conducting a European-wide online survey involving per...