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Created on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of MyStudyBar V4. MyStudyBar is designed to support the study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing. Although MyStudyBar is designed to support learners with literacy-related difficulties such...

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new guide; Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties.  The guide explores some of the tools in the latest version of Word 2016 that can be used to support literacy and other additional support need...

Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

While updating the Google Voice Typing page on the CALL website I came across a new feature (new to me), ‘Select to Speak’ on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. Select to Speak allows you to select text on the screen and hear it spoken aloud. It works on most of the Androi...

Created on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; 'Making the Most of Notes’ – an easy-to-use guide'. The Notes app is one of the most underrated and overlooked app on the iPad. When it comes to note taking and word processing other apps are available at a cost...

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 Thursday, 09 March 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Did you know that Macs have a range of built-in tools to help with literacy difficulties? This new guide will take you through some of the tools that can help to support Mac users with reading and writing.  The Mac operating system is often abbreviated as ‘OS X’ or ‘macOS&rsq...

Created on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

ATbar is a new text-to-speech program for Windows. ATbar is free and works with the Scottish voices. A benefit of ATbar is that it does not need to be installed and can be run from a USB stick/drive, providing a portable text reader.  ATbar has a clean, minimal interface with a Windows 10 look ...

Created on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, has recently started to incorporate browser extensions, similar to Google Chrome. A browser extension is a plug-in or add-in that provides additional functionality to a browser. Some extensions can help to modify or simplify the layout and col...

Created on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Technology to support learners with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia can make a big difference. Using free resources provided by CALL Scotland such as WordTalk, the Scottish Voices, Books for All, combined with a range of Windows built-in tools, free downloads and commercial software, support...