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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...

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 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 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 Wednesday, 06 January 2016. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The Tools2Talk app from Scope in Australia has been one of our app favourites at CALL since September 2014 when we first purchased it. The app offered a quick and easy method for designing and printing symbol communication boards and resources using an iPad, whilst being inexpensive (£8.99) co...

Created on Thursday, 17 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I read an interesting article in the RCSLT Bulletin today about the use of voice banking for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as a ‘Vocal Insurance’ policy. The main message from the article is that voice-banking or ‘cloning’ needs to be ‘done early’ so t...