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Created on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Info Cards are new resources available from the Downloads section of the CALL Scotland web site. They are designed to be printed double-sided onto a sheet of A4 card, then cut in half to produce 2 A5 cards, with information needed to perform a simple task with a piece of technology. The first two c...

Created on Friday, 24 June 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Earlier this week we came across Touch Tap Swipe, a great resource produced last year by DMD pathfinders, on choosing and using touch phones and tablets for people with minimal body movement. DMD pathfinders is a user-led organisation supporting teenagers and adults living with Duchenne Muscular Dys...

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

We sometimes like to focus on blogs and web resources created by other people, particularly when they may not be familiar to people in Scotland, where we are based, and the rest of the United Kingdom. Today we are going to have a look at "Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more.....

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

One hundred children with disabilities, parents and siblings attended the Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland Family Fun Technology Day in Paterson's Land on Saturday 16th April. The Day was hosted by CALL Scotland in conjunction with the other main communication aid services in Sco...

Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have received an email from Magdalena Nowak, a Masters student at Dundee University, asking for parents of children with communication difficulties who may, or may not, use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to take part in a survey. We hope that parents will be willing to take part...

Created on Friday, 26 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is attempting to compile a list of the "50 Most Priority Assistive Products", stating that "We need more than a billion assistive products now and 2 billion by 2050." Based on the apparent success of the Essential Medicines List, the WHO has ma...

Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Family Fun Technology Day on Saturday 16th April provides an opportunity for the families of children with additional support needs to find out more about how various forms of technology can help, particularly with regard to communication. The event is held at CALL Scotland, Moray House School o...

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

Last week we retweeted a tweet about a new Pinterest board from US-based speech and language pathologist, Lauren S. Enders on "AAC: Engaging Apps for Implementation". (Pinterest is a web site that allows the user to bring together web resources and display links to them in a visual format....

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

ClaroPDF is an excellent iPad app for working with PDFs, particularly when you want to have text in a PDF read out to you, without losing the formatting in a file. It is also the only app that we know about that can use the iPad version of Scottish computer voice, Heather. We recently had problems w...