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Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Scottish Parliament passed the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 back on 3rd March of that year. Part 4 of the Act introduced a legal duty for NHS Health Boards in Scotland to provide communication equipment and necessary support for any person who has lost their voice...

Created on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Communication Trust has been funded by the Department for Education to conduct a research project on the effective teaching of literacy for pupils who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Part of the project is a national survey around practices and experiences for any...

Created on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been asked to pass on information about a survey into how decisions are made about selecting an appropriate  App for somebody who needs to use augmentative and alternative communication to express themselves. The survey, organised by James Northridge from the University of Massachusetts...

Created on Monday, 06 November 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

My presentation at last week’s ASN Provision in Education:  Priorities, Potential and the 10-Year strategy was about the assistive and communication technology expertise that CALL Scotland has and shares nationally and how this directly corresponds to the services within scope that have b...

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, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were approached recently by Jenna Lyons, an MSc student at the University of Dundee, studying Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is currently running a study with colleagues aimed at learning how to design the layout of AAC devices using the exact preferences of the specific us...

Created on Friday, 12 May 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland are organising a free event for adults (aged 16 and over) in Scotland who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to express themselves. It will take the form of a Technology Discovery Day, combined with a Consultation Session and will be...

Created on Thursday, 04 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Do you have BIGmacks, talking buttons or Step-by-Steps lurking dustily at the back of a cupboard in your classroom? Are you confused about the difference between a Smooth Talker and a QuickTalker S? Do you have no idea what any of these are, let alone how and why you would use them?! If so, our...

Created on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

For Digital Learning Week, we're looking at some examples of Assistive and Communication Technology and today I'm going to offer some reflections on voice output communication aids. In particular, we'll consider some pros and cons of using an iPad for communication, versus a Windows tabl...