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Created on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

AAC* iPad apps come in many varieties, enabling simple to full support for communication and there are many to choose from. It can be tricky however, to know what to use and so CALL Scotland have been helping with this, by providing a reference of recommended Apps through our Wheel of Apps. Thi...

Created on Thursday, 10 June 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Building on the success of our current online learning workshops, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online workshops from August to December 2021. We have created a schedule covering a wide range of assistive technologies which can support pupils with diverse learning needs. ...

Created on Wednesday, 02 June 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Word prediction can help support learners with spelling difficulties. Increasingly word prediction is being incorporated into the operating systems of devices such as 'Predictive' on the iPhone and iPad and 'Show Text Suggestions' in Windows 10. What is word prediction? Word predicti...

Created on Wednesday, 02 June 2021. Posted by Claire Harrison

This is the third in our series of blogs highlighting various upcoming sessions at our 2021 ASL & Technology. Today we’re looking at sessions which may be helpful for people supporting learners who have Complex Needs. The ASL and Technology conference will be held online on Wednesday ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been around for a long time. As well as being a free download, Adobe Acrobat Reader includes a range of tools to support learners with ASN, particularly learners with a visual impairment. The video tutorial below explores and highlights different tools in Adobe...

Created on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Providing captions is important as it makes video and audio more accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. What are captions? If you are unfamiliar with captions (or subtitles), they are words or sentences which are displayed on a screen such as a television, computer, tablet (and even p...

Created on Monday, 17 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

The ACE Centre and TechAbility are working together to research the skills, knowledge and awareness among school and FE leaders, teachers and IT staff regarding the use of Assistive Technology to support learning. They have created a short survey in conjunction with Cranfield University to help gath...

Created on Friday, 14 May 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

This is the second blog in the series aimed at helping you identify which of the sessions to attend in our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June. It's easy to sign up (£5 admin fee), with sessions of interest to those supporting Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Co...

Created on Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

People don't always have time to study the programme for an online event like our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June so we are posting a series of blogs to highlight particular presentations that may be of interest to help decide what to see. This blog focuses on Dyslexia and Literacy Di...