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Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 resulting in school and other building closures, CALL Scotland have temporarily suspended our equipment loan bank. We will therefore be unable to issue new loans of assistive technology equipment and we will not be recalling equipment currently out on loan....

Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Students with additional support needs can get popular assistive software for use at home during the Covid-19 situation. Read more to find out about some really great software and apps that are available to you. Clicker and DocsPlus Clicker and DocsPlus are well known writing tools with versions for...

Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I would like to invite you to be part of an Assistive Technology (A.T.) online community. The CALL A.T. online community of practice aims to extend and enhance the current support offered by CALL during these difficult times. Microsoft Teams Using Microsoft Teams, you will be able to communicate and...

Created on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

This is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there by any means, but here are some starter resources and ideas for learning at home over the coming weeks. Computer Resources Let’s begin with the hugely popular activities which Ian Bean makes available for free on his website https:/...

Created on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

As the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic has developed over the last week or so, many people have been freely sharing wonderful resources which they have created to support learners they are working with. This blog is a round-up of symbol resources we’ve come across which are rel...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

There has been a great deal of talk about moving from face-to-face teaching to online. With the latest news from the Scottish Government that schools are to close at the end this week, there is a greater urgency to transition from class-based to online teaching and learning.   Glow will provide...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Robert Stewart

As from Wednesday 18th March, the CALL Scotland team will be working from home as much as possible. We will communicate using phone and email, through video calls using Microsoft Teams on Glow and Adobe Connect and we will keep the blogs, tweets and Facebook going. If you need to get in touch p...

Created on Thursday, 12 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

A couple of weeks ago I had a really interesting conversation with some staff in a special school about options for creating choice making learning and communication activities for people who use switches. PowerPoint had already come up in the discussion when we explored the PowerPoint digital books...

Created on Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

DyslexiFest, organised by Dyslexia Scotland, was held in The Barracks, Stirling on Saturday March 7th 2020. It was described as a "one-stop-pop-up dyslexia" event and included something for everybody with a personal or professional interest in dyslexia. In the morning session I gave a Mast...