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by Allan Wilson

on Wed Apr 27, 2016

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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 Scotland and involved a number of volunteers from the local community, including former Moray House stalwarts, Lesley Pert, Sasha Noel and Sally Millar.

Boy knocking over tower with Smart Wheelchair

Children had opportunities to try different assistive technologies, such as eye-gaze systems, iPads, music technology, the Smart Wheelchair, switch-activated toys and lots more. They also took part in various accessible activities, including live music sessions, painting, cake decorating, green-screen photography and treasure hunts.

Sharing Experiences

Parents took the opportunity to ask the gathered 'experts' from across Scotland lots of questions about how iPads, communication aids and other technology can be used to help children with communication difficulties and other disabilities to access the curriculum. They also shared experiences of school life for their children with each other over lunch and coffee.

Craig has put together a short YouTube slideshow, with music and sound effects, to illustrate some of the highlights from the day.

Boy with water pistol

YouTube Clip from the day

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