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Created on Monday, 03 October 2011. Posted by 

This fun little cartoon video explains much of what is important about assistive technology for disabled users, in a clear and pretty cool way.Update: I should clarify. The CALL Scotland team did not make this video, though I would be very proud if we had. We are just passing it on for wider...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2011. Posted by 

Your communication: Your rights Where? Edinburgh: The Faith Centre, Gilmerton (directions will be supplied, on booking) When? Monday 7th November, 10.30 am - 3 pm (lunch provided) Who? Adults (16+)in Scotland that use AAC;  Claire Edwards and Shirley Young, Inclusive Communicat...

Created on Monday, 22 August 2011. Posted by 

CALL has recently added the Tobii C12 and the Tobii C15 communication aids to its equipment loan bank. These are both high-end, fully featured PC Windows 7 based communication aids, that can be controlled in many ways, including the built-in touch screen, keyboard, mouse, headmouse, switches...

Created on Tuesday, 02 August 2011. Posted by 

Aha!  Mayer Johnson are publishing an app for iPad and iPod / iPhone,  iOS 3.1.3 and above It's coming 'soon'. It will be free. It sounds like it will be especially useful for learning new symbols, and for practising, familiarising and and consolidating knowledge of symbols and their ...

Created on Monday, 25 July 2011. Posted by 

You may be interested to read the newly published autobiography called Ghost Boy of Martin Pistorius who lost his speech at 12 years old. He uses AAC and has succeeded well in life both personally and professionally. ...

Created on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Well the votes are in and we can now reveal that the winner is....... SPA! We emailed samples of six male voices out to people who had downloaded Heather, to key contacts in local authorities, FE colleges and Universities, to ICTSLS, members of SICTDG, members of Augmentative Communication in Pr...

Created on Wednesday, 25 May 2011. Posted by 

This is an interesting newsletter (from the USA) that draws together a rich list of resources and provides a useful set of iPad/iPod/iPhone App links but also offers some very sensible words of caution about the risk of being 'swept away' by an unrealistic expectation that iPad Apps can meet every...

Created on Monday, 07 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We are very pleased to announce that the Scottish Government has awarded us funding to work with CereProc to develop a male Scottish computer voice: a 'brother for Heather'. The funding will also pay for a licence for the entire public sector in Scotland, so that the voice can be used by school-ag...

Created on Tuesday, 11 January 2011. Posted by 

Everyone loves the iPad but three of the (several, actually) things that make it less than ideal as a portable communication aid are lack of a carry handle and the fact that little fingers cannot resist self-distraction by constantly pressing the Home button. Also lack of volume, for loud and no...