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Created on Friday, 23 November 2012. Posted by 

A rather amazing new development by two engineering students - a glove that  'translates' a hand gesture into a spoken output. The glove can 'learn' a large number of differentiated gestures (but would different wearers, if physically impaired,  be able to make clearly differentiate...

Created on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Posted by 

Brilliant (and honest and funny) insights here from a parent of a young child learning to use a Talker. Every single Teacher, Additional Support Needs Assistant, therapist, parent - and everyone else -  needs to read this! It is a summary of the three most important things about te...

Created on Thursday, 08 November 2012. Posted by 

Well,  just one day after yesterday's very successful Using iPads in AAC Study Day, I've just discovered that yet another new AAC App. It's called SimpleAAC, produced by Tony Jones / Unliimiter, and marketed through Ability World. Have to say, CALL is not endorsing this App as such, &n...

Created on Tuesday, 06 November 2012. Posted by 

Call Me Maybe Take a few minutes to watch this uplifting wee video made by new graduates in speech and language therapy, Queen Margaret University College, as part of the RCSLT's Giving Voice campaign. Terrific enthusiasm, good for them! ...

Created on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. Posted by 

CALL is not endorsing this particular App over and above other similar Apps, but just to alert you to a price change -  Version 3.1.1 of AbleNet's simple photo-based communication App Sounding Board, which used to cost £35, is now available as a free download  on the iTunes App St...

Created on Tuesday, 10 July 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

This autumn Smartbox Assistive Technology will be touring the country to host FREE study days that will focus on some of the latest developments in the world of AAC and assistive technology. Venue: CALL Scotland, Edinburgh Date and time: 9:30am - 4:00pm, 12th September 2012 Each ...

Created on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. Posted by 

The Proloquo2Go app for iPad, iPod and iPhone must be the most hyped communication aid ever. Seriously over-hyped, in my view, with the danger that parental expectations could be unrealistically raised, and potentially more suitable alternative AAC solutions ignored. But moving on - the good ne...

Created on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. Posted by 

Scottish Government yesterday announced publication of a new report, 'The Right to Speak: supporting individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication' (report downloadable here) which provides Guidelines for the improvement of services to children and adults in Scotland who need to u...

Created on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted by 

Here's a 'changing over to the new Boardmaker Studio?' discussion that I imagine quite a few establishments will be having over the next wee while. *** Original Enquiry I have a bit of a predicament and would really appreciate your help! In this city, we are about to refresh all our current...