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Created on Thursday, 06 September 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Do you work with learners using Augmentative and Alternative Communication in education and wish to develop your knowledge, skills and best practice techniques? If so, CALL Scotland have launched their new and unique online learning modules - Supporting Learners with Complex Communication Support Ne...

Created on Friday, 31 August 2018. 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 Edinburgh University’s Professional Learning, is offering a new course; Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT). IDT, pitched at SCQF Masters-level 11, is a ble...

Created on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Predictable 5 is a text-based AAC app, which can also now speak with a Scottish accent courtesy of CereProc's Heather and Stuart voices! Predictable is a text-based AAC app for iPad and iPhone from Therapy Box, with word prediction, message and phrase storage, a range of keyboards, and switch a...

Created on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We are very pleased that Scottish computer voices from CereProc are now available free of charge for Grid 3 and Grid for iPad! It's particularly positive news for guys (loons?), because a male Scottish voice was not available for symbol-based AAC apps until now. Grid 3 for Windows and Grid for i...

Created on Thursday, 23 August 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We are sorry to post that Hodder Gibson have asked us to remove their textbooks from the Books for All Scotland Database following allegations of illegal use of their files downloaded from the Database. Hodder Gibson provided PDFs of their textbooks to us so that learners with print disabilities, wh...

Created on Monday, 20 August 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Is this the term when you plan to get your head around implementing assistive technology in a move towards providing an inclusive learning environment? Why not start by signing up to our 90 minute Online Learning workshop on 6th September at 4:00pm? Just log in online to access guidance and sup...

Created on Monday, 13 August 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

Kirk Smith, a US-based author and comedian, is performing his one-man show; A Comedian's Guide to Autism: Rice Krispies with Ketchup, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is based on his humorous book and tells the real-life story of a comedian's journey with his autistic son. The show h...

Created on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

In August thousands of actors, comedians, writers and other creatives will flock to Edinburgh to take part in the various Festivals that enhance the City throughout the month. Many of the performers taking part in the Festivals will have dyslexia or another reading / writing difficulty. The exact na...

Created on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

We regularly receive enquiries from parents (and schools, acting on their behalf) asking about funding for specialist equipment for learners with additional support needs. If the school or local authority are not able to provide equipment from their regular budgets, e.g. for home use, where should p...