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Created on Friday, 17 February 2012. Posted by 

 Here's a first! Lee Ridley is a young chap with CP and severe motor speech impairment using an iPad as an AAC system, to deliver his stand-up comedy routine. Brilliant, good luck to him! ...

Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2012. Posted by 

Well - the iPad is truly everywhere these days. Watch these fascinating videos - turns out that orangutans also like iPads! They like to watch videos, paint, play kids' Apps, watch other orang utans via Skype, ebooks etc. I have always been very interested in primate language studies and...

Created on Monday, 28 November 2011. Posted by 

Toby Churchill Ltd. are preparing to launch a new communication aid, the Lightwriter Swift  - a pocket sized dedicated text-to-speech communication device - reportedly the smallest device of its type in the world. You can see the new device on it's UK Launch Tour, in Edinburgh, at the ...

Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011. Posted by 

Words of wisdom from the wonderful Jane Farrall, SLT at Spectronics in Oz. Everyone needs to read this. Keep reading into the second half of this short article. In summary, the iPad is fabulous but it is NOT necessarily the miracle answer to every aspect of all children's communication needs. Than...

Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011. Posted by 

Jane Farrall in Melbourne Australia has just published on her blog a really useful step by step instructions for how to get a free book from the Tarheel Reader site into an iPad. Good way to make appropriate materials available without having to make them yourself. (You could also run the book on...

Created on Monday, 14 November 2011. Posted by 

I have been weaning myself  - slowly  - off BoardMaker 6 and on to BoardMaker Studio. I love many of the clever new 'gadgets' for interactive use, though it's taking me a while to get to grips with some of the more complicated ones. I'll post a more comprehensive evaluation soon. BUT ...

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...