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March 2016

FREE seminar on Speech Recognition 2nd June 2016

On 02 June we are holding a free half day seminar here at Moray House to bring participants of the Talking in Exams project together to share their experiences of using the software in school.

Quha Zono Gyroscopic mouse

CALL recently received a Quha Zono Gyroscopic mouse to trial (from Smartbox). This Gyroscopic mouse is for those who cannot use an ordinary mouse and is worth consideration as an alternative to other accessible mouse options, such as headmouse or eye gaze.

Does Your Child Have Communication Difficulties?

We have received an email from Magdalena Nowak, a Masters student at Dundee University, asking for parents of children with communication difficulties who may, or may not, use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to take part in a survey.

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Dyslexia Scotland, Glasgow Branch (31st March)

Allan from CALL will be talking about the use of laptops, iPads and Android tablets to support people with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Scotland, Fife Branch (28th April)

Another talk by Allan on the use of laptops, iPads and Android tablets to support people with dyslexia

What we're reading

Supporting Children's Learning: Implementation of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act

Annual Report to the Scottish Parliament on implementation of the ASL Act. Did you know that there were 153,190 pupils with additional support needs in Scottish schools in 2015? That's 22.5% of all pupils.

Chromebook for Dummies by Mark LaFaye

We're adding information on Chromebooks to our web site, though this doesn't have lots of information that we need!

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...

Great blog from Glenda Anderson, with each entry focusing on a particular topic, ranging from Communication Books to Mathematics.