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Created on Monday, 15 July 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

We have created a new set of Symbols for All resources  for learners who use Grid 3 software. If you are working with learners who use Grid 3 software, we have created 12 communication grid sets designed for eye gaze access. These 12 communication grid sets are based on some of our Symbols for ...

Created on Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest update to Microsoft Windows 10 (May 2019 version 1903) includes some new accessibility improvements to support visually impaired learners. In March 2019, I wrote a blog article highlighting some of the tools available in Windows. However, the latest Windows 10 update includes not onl...

Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

Most web browsers now have a built-in "reading mode"* that allows the person viewing an article to remove clutter, making it easier to focus on the text. In most browsers this reading mode also allows text size and spacing to be enlarged, margins adjusted and the use of a text-to-speech fa...

Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

Most people think that it is good for people with dyslexia to learn to touch type to help them develop writing skills. But how does typing help, what is the evidence for this, and how should people learn to touch type? (This blog accompanies a webinar I am presenting on May 29th on Touch Typing for ...

Created on Friday, 24 May 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

I have had an occasional interest in Selective Mutism (SM) since before my days at CALL Scotland, when I worked in youth training and we had a trainee who refused to speak to anybody. In his case, it was due to a delay in his voice 'breaking' and the embarrassment of speaking with a high, &#...

Created on Thursday, 18 April 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

As a Scottish Government funded organisation with a remit to provide expert advice, information, support and Professional Learning to all teachers across Scotland, we want to come directly to you to ask two questions: What technology training you would like us to provide for you? How would you like...

Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular in Scottish schools, partly because they are relatively easy to manage and also because they turn on very quickly so there's no need to wait for the device to boot up. However, the limited range of built-in voices has been a disadvantage for learners...

Created on Monday, 08 April 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Three senior students, James, Charlie and Daryll, from Saltersgate School in Midlothian have just completed three days of Work Experience with us here at CALL Scotland. We were delighted to be able to offer them this opportunity to be part of our team, to undertake some work tasks and to produce som...

Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

Doorway Online's Text Type 3 is a colourful, engaging and accessible touch typing tutor that takes learners from learning the home keys (a s d f g – h j k l ;) to the familiarity of the whole keyboard.   Doorway Text Type 3 includes a series of exercises that if followed properly, can...