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Created on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The CALL Scotland team will be sharing their knowledge and expertise of a wide range of hardware, software and apps that can support dyslexic learners at a half day seminar on 23rd March at the University of Edinburgh. The use of assistive technology can help raise attainment for students with addit...

Created on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Technology to support learners with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia can make a big difference. Using free resources provided by CALL Scotland such as WordTalk, the Scottish Voices, Books for All, combined with a range of Windows built-in tools, free downloads and commercial software, support...

Created on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

I’m a big fan of keyboard shortcuts, not only do they make computing more efficient and faster, keyboard shortcuts are the key to accessibility offering access to visually impaired and blind users, who might otherwise be unable to use a computer.   Keyboard shortcuts are a standard a...

Created on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

As part of my role as Information Officer, I give occasional talks on the use of technology to support people with dyslexia, to branches of Dyslexia Scotland, parent groups and others. In the last week of October I spoke with parents from the Glasgow Gaelic School and met with the North East Scotlan...

Created on Friday, 30 September 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

There are three new features in iOS 10 that have the potential to make a big difference for learners with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia and also for those with visual difficulties.  Typing Feedback Highlight Content  Display Accommodations    They can all be found in &...

Created on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Fourteen attendees from up and down the country logged in to this week's webinar entitled ‘Back to school assistive technology to support all learners’.  One of the attendees was then broadcasting the webinar to 10 more staff - an excellent way to learn collegiately a...

Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

In my webinar ‘Using Cloud Based Tools to Support Learners with ASN’ first broadcast on 25 May 2016 I talked about the use of the new Microsoft OneNote add-in called Learning Tools. They are an example of universal design:  one solution that makes reading, writing and comprehen...

Created on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Info Cards are new resources available from the Downloads section of the CALL Scotland web site. They are designed to be printed double-sided onto a sheet of A4 card, then cut in half to produce 2 A5 cards, with information needed to perform a simple task with a piece of technology. The first two c...

Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

In a recent webinar, I explored a range of features and tools that are available in Microsoft Word to support learners with literacy difficulties.  Although the main focus was to look at customising the settings in Word to suit different learning needs, the latter part of the webinar looked at ...