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Created on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have been asked to pass on information about a survey into how decisions are made about selecting an appropriate  App for somebody who needs to use augmentative and alternative communication to express themselves. The survey, organised by James Northridge from the University of Massachusetts...

Created on Thursday, 14 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Many people can cope with basic arithmetic when a problem is presented as a sum to be calculated, but struggle when the question is wrapped up in words. Text to speech software can help with reading the words in a problem, but it won't necessarily make the question easier to understand, or to an...

Created on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Our third blog for Maths Week Scotland focuses on the use of Number Squares which are a tried and tested tool for helping learners gain confidence and familiarity with working with numbers, particularly in the form of addition squares and multiplication squares. For many years, teachers have been en...

Created on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

This is our second blog for Maths Week Scotland. Today we are looking at the idea of using a Number Line, a popular manipulative to help young learners with dyscalculia and other numeracy difficulties gain a better understanding of numbers. We are going to focus on the Number Line app from the Math ...

Created on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

To mark Maths Week Scotland, we will be publishing a short blog every day looking at apps that can help improve the numeracy skills of pupils with dyscalculia, or other difficulties with mathematics. Today we are looking at 'subitising' and an app that can help learners work on this skill. W...

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

The day after last week's blog on Scanning Pens and Scanning Apps, which suggested that the Adobe Scan app for the iPad only produced "image" files, rather than "selectable" text, when it is used to scan a page with text, Adobe released a new version of the app which DOES pro...

Created on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; 'Making the Most of Notes’ – an easy-to-use guide'. The Notes app is one of the most underrated and overlooked app on the iPad. When it comes to note taking and word processing other apps are available at a cost...

Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Today’s blog for National Digital Learning Week 2017 focuses on supporting communication. Last week at CALL we delivered a course on how to use iPads to support learners to develop their communication. We can and have provided a number of courses on this topic - this one focussed on using phot...

Created on Monday, 15 August 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) web site has news of a decision to introduce zero rating for VAT for mobile phones and laptops pre-loaded with software designed solely for the use of a disabled person. The case was brought by Iansyst Ltd, who argued that their CapturaTalk literac...