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    Created on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    In August thousands of actors, comedians, writers and other creatives will flock to Edinburgh to take part in the various Festivals that enhance the City throughout the month. Many of the performers taking part in the Festivals will have dyslexia or another reading / writing difficulty. The exact na...

    Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...

    Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last Wednesday (October 25th) we welcomed almost 100 practitioners from across Scotland to the SQA Digital Question Paper Focus Group. This annual (free) event again provided a great opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from other schools and to discuss the use of technology in examinations...

    Created on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    To coincide with the Dyslexia Scotland Educational Conference on Saturday 28th October, we have updated our iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties wheel and will be launching a new wheel, iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia / Numeracy Difficulties. Both can be do...

    Created on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN). The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Maki...

    Created on Friday, 01 September 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Dyslexia Scotland is delivering 5 free Masterclasses in dyslexia and inclusive practice for 500 staff across Scotland. The sessions are led by Fran Ranaldi, Development Officer (Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice) of Education Scotland, with contributions from the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Worki...

    Created on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of MyStudyBar V4. MyStudyBar is designed to support the study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing. Although MyStudyBar is designed to support learners with literacy-related difficulties such...

    Created on Monday, 14 August 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Are you a Support for Learning or Additional Support Needs Teacher or a local authority Inclusion Education Officer? If so, you might be interested in taking part in a FREE pilot Professional Learning Course on Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice that has been developed by Fran Ranaldi of Education Scot...

    Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    While updating the Google Voice Typing page on the CALL website I came across a new feature (new to me), ‘Select to Speak’ on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow. Select to Speak allows you to select text on the screen and hear it spoken aloud. It works on most of the Androi...