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Created on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted by 

Sandra at Logan Technologies (who sell a range of iPad accessories including customised keyguards) challenged me this week by asking if there was an App for AAC assessment. Here is the information that I passed on to her - but if anyone out there knows more about possible AAC assessment tools o...

Created on Monday, 03 November 2014. Posted by 

A quick 'heads-up'... the AAC app 'aacorn AAC ' is offering a 20% off deal this week only (the app's first birthday) As - like other fully featured AAC systems -  this is an expensive app (usually £129.99),  it may be worth your whil...

Created on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

First it was Rhona in Proloquo2Go and now we have Fiona in Predictable! Another Scottish voice has arrived this week for female AAC users using Predictable text-to-speech app on the iPad. The voice, called Fiona from the company Nuance, comes with a number of other voices to choose from including...

Created on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Having asked for Scottish voices from the AAC app developers some time ago, we are delighted to learn that a female voice has finally become available in Proloquo2Go (P2G). It’s called Rhona and is an adult female voice from the text-to-speech company Acapela.  My immediate re...

Created on Friday, 10 October 2014. Posted by 

Great -  a clear statement and short / simple explanation from AAC guru Carol Zangari about when to use and when not to use symbols in literacy tasks. To support comprehension and communication around the meaning of a text - use 'em to the full, they will help the learner to engag...

Created on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted by 

NHS Education for Scotland's Now Hear Me campaign goes public, with an article about AAC in the Herald Scotland today.   Giving a voice to those who are unable to speak​: People who use equipment to help them speak are backing a push for greater acceptance of the way they...

Created on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Posted by 

Are you aware of AAC?  So what is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication If you would like to know more about supporting children and adults that cannot speak well enough to make themselves understood - or you would like your colleagues or students to - why not try CALL&...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As well as now being able to download individual activities from CALL's Keep Talking book, there are now 'communication game choice boards' available to download for each section. These are made up from the symbols assigned to each activity within the book and can be found underneath...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

In a recent blog post, Gillian mentioned using PCS within the GoTalk Now app to create two communication activities 'Scavenger Hunt' and 'I went to the shops and I bought.' These and many more communication games can be found in CALL's 'Keep Talking' Book, availab...