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Created on Friday, 01 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Over the past few years I’ve occasionally reflected on the range of switch accessible toys available for children with complex additional support needs. Companies like Inclusive Technology, TFH, SpaceKraft and Liberator have some excellent toys available, but many have become increasingly comp...

Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...

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 Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

If you'd like to know more about the great FREE communication app SoundingBoard and how it can be used with pupils who have communication support needs, why not have a look at our recent webinar? It covers simple editing, using digital images on buttons, sharing resources and switch access fo...

Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

iPad Accessibility Options iPads have a range of built-in Accessibility options such as text-to-speech (VoiceOver) and screen magnification (Zoom) which are particularly useful for learners with a visual difficulty. For example VoiceOver will read information on the iPad's screen including icons, ...

Created on Saturday, 07 May 2011. Posted by 

A new website (for Portland College, a special school in Sunderland) provides a convenient new location where you can download a pile of delightfully rude and silly sensory stories created by the one and only delightfully silly Pete Wells. Downloads include a multimedia Powerpoint file and a Word fi...

Created on Thursday, 11 March 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

YouTube is a popular video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. However, due to it's design and abundance of links its very hard to access using just switches. Not to worry though since there is an application called Cooliris which when used in conjunction with Facebook will...

Created on Thursday, 14 May 2009. Posted by Allan Wilson

Welcome! Welcome to the first entry in the new CALL Scotland Blog! We will be using the Blog to share information about our work, events we are organising and developments in augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology and education.The BBC's Accessible Newsreader The BBC hav...