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Created on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Amanda Warren, who is a Dyslexia Tutor, has written a fascinating post about how Immersion Reading has opened up books and reading for her son, who is dyslexic. Amanda writes that her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, poor working memory and extremely slow processing at age 10. In school he has been ...

Created on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Tobii DynaVox's Snap Core First for Windows communication app can now speak Scottish!  We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this...

Created on Wednesday, 05 February 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in March 2020.  No...

Created on Friday, 24 January 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

If you have a Widgit Online subscription you can now listen to  your symbolised text being read aloud by Andrew or Mairi, the Scottish child voices. Widgit Online subscribers now have the option of adult and child  Scottish voices: Andrew - Scottish boy Mairi - Scottish girl Stuart - Scot...

Created on Monday, 20 January 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On this Blue Monday what could be more uplifting than thinking about the upcoming exams in May? You'll be excited that the 2019 digital question papers are now available from the SQA web site, and to help us plan for using technology in examinations, I've picked out a few key points from the...

Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

This is a comment that I frequently hear from people that are honest enough to admit that they are not fully aware what is possible with assistive technology to support their learners with additional support needs.  And as technology is an ever changing, evolving area it can seem daunting to al...

Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Back in June 2019 I wrote an article about the Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 to support learners a visual impairment. The blog post was supplemented with an A3 poster which highlighted the new accessibility tools such as 'make text bigger' and 'make everything bigger'. Although ...

Created on Monday, 16 December 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

As well as noble and worthy activities like communication and access to education, technology can of course also be used for having fun and playing. If you are interested in accessible computer gaming, read on. Just in time for Christmas! Recently I've been researching options for playing comput...

Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

An age-old problem and one that we are often asked at ​CALL – how do I share files between an iPad and a computer without Wi-Fi? The following scenario is one I often come across when visiting schools where Wi-Fi is poor or non-existent. My pupil is using a writing app on an iPad. I need to...