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Created on Wednesday, 28 September 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The new Scottish male computer voice is now available for download from CALL's web site. 'Stuart' works with most text-to-speech programs including for example ClaroRead, Co:Writer, PDFaloud, Penfriend, Read and Write Gold and WordTalk. However, if you install Stuart on your computer, you won't ...

Created on Friday, 23 September 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

A common question we get from staff, parents and students is "Can I use speech recognition software to dictate my answers into the computer in an examination?" and so SQA funded us to spend some time trying to answer this. We've written a report with the results of the tests we've carried out on...

Created on Monday, 19 September 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

TextHelp, publishers of Read and Write Gold and PDFaloud, have decided that they will no longer sell PDFaloud as a standalone program. Since 2008, Scottish schools have been able to buy a site licence for PDFaloud for £295 from Learning and Teaching Scotland, under a special licencing deal....

Created on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Well the votes are in and we can now reveal that the winner is....... SPA! We emailed samples of six male voices out to people who had downloaded Heather, to key contacts in local authorities, FE colleges and Universities, to ICTSLS, members of SICTDG, members of Augmentative Communication in Pr...

Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Adobe have just released new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Adobe Reader is the free program that most people use for reading PDF files, such as the Hodder Gibson textbooks that we distribute for pupils who cannot read the paper versions, or the SQA digital exam papers. Acrobat Pr...

Created on Monday, 28 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We have added a new section to the CALL Digital Exam Papers web site, with information on how to use the SQA digital exam papers. There's also a new page where you can download user guides and information sheets on using and making interactive resources in PDF....

Created on Monday, 21 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Both Perfect Papers and P&N Publications are now supplying digital prelims with answer boxes - the same format and style that is used for the SQA digital question papers. This should make it much easier for schools who use these commercial prelim papers to provide them for students who need ad...

Created on Monday, 07 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We are very pleased to announce that the Scottish Government has awarded us funding to work with CereProc to develop a male Scottish computer voice: a 'brother for Heather'. The funding will also pay for a licence for the entire public sector in Scotland, so that the voice can be used by school-ag...

Created on Monday, 28 February 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Although Heather is pretty good at pronouncing most words correctly, there will be some terms which are not spoken correctly. You can use the PDFaloud Pronunciation Dictionary to fix this but this involves checking which words are not spoken correctly and adding them to the dictionary one at a ...