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Created on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust gifts every P1 child with 3 books, which make up the short-list for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. If you'd like your learners with ASN and communication difficulties to fully take part and then vote before the deadline on 8th December&nbs...

Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

It’s not every day we get the chance to get up close and personal with the authors of picture books that our children love to read, but this great opportunity fell to me last week at the Bookbug Picture Book Prize Reception. This event was hosted in Edinburgh by the Scottish Book Trust (SBT) w...

Created on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The benefit of involving learners in shared reading and storytelling activities is widely recognised - for developing reading, writing, literacy, speech and for language. However, many learners with additional support needs (ASN), have difficulty accessing and using standard printed books, so h...

Created on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Now that Springtime seems to be upon us at last, you'll be looking for some suitably 'fresh and lively' reading material for your Young Readers!   Just to remind you that CALL's PowerPoint bookshelf is available for download with links to lots of ready m...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015! The awards are run by The Scottish Book Trust and the winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on the 4th March 2015 in front of 600 school children. The winner for e...

Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Do you work with children with a print disability, who need access to switch accessible early level Picture Books? Do you find it hard to find time to create new story resources using PowerPoint? Well, here's some good news....we've done it for you! For the past 6 years CA...

Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards were announced on August 28th by the Scottish Book Trust. The Bookbug books are Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray, Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor and Ross Collins and Lost for Words by Natalie Russell...

Created on Wednesday, 06 August 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Balabolka is a very powerful, free text to speech program that can be used for a lot of different tasks, including basic text to speech, changing the appearance of text to make it more accessible, reading eBooks and creating audio files. This blog will focus on the use of Balabolka to read eBooks in...

Created on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Following on from Stuart's blog on Changes to Copyright Law (10th July). we've had a series of emails seeking clarification of the practicalities of access to books for people with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. A lot of information about this is available on CALL's Books for A...