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Our new 5-week Communication Course is live!

Posted by Ceanna MacGregor on the 17th June, 2024

Do you support children or young people with communication support needs within a specialist provision, mainstream or special school?

Internet-enabled technology can be used in SQA exams in 2025!

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 13th June, 2024

SQA have announced a new policy on the use of internet-connected devices in examinations: it will be allowed, provided the candidates cannot access any information that might help them in the exam.

Digital assessment arrangements in 2024-2025

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 10th June, 2024

This article summarises trials of digital assessment arrangements for SQA examinations over the last session and suggests implications for 2024-2025. Find out more by attending the session at ASL & Technology on 12th June 2024.

Hear me speak! iPad personal voices for communication

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 4th June, 2024

You can now record your own voice for free (or ask someone else to record their's) on an iPad and use it for communication or reading. So how does it sound?

A bespoke package of support for Special Schools and Specialist Provisions

Posted by Kirsteen Steven on the 27th May, 2024

If you are looking for specialist communication and/or assistive technology support then this package of support could be just what your school or provision needs.

Don't delay, get your place booked today at our ASL and Tech Conference 2024!

Posted by Kirsteen Steven on the 27th May, 2024

With just over 2 weeks to go there is still time to register your place and be sent all the recordings for our 2024 online ASL and Technology Conference happening on 13th June 2024.

Using Live Text to Support Independent Reading for Learners with Dyslexia

Posted by Craig Mill on the 27th May, 2024

Live Text is a built-in tool in iOS that allows you to take a photo of text and hear it spoken aloud. Live Text is an artificial intelligent (AI) powered tool.

A.I. to support V.I.

Posted by Craig Mill on the 27th May, 2024

Here I explore the Orcam Read 3 and new artificial intelligence (AI) device to support learners with a visual impairment.

Our ASL and Technology conference; 25 years on and still going strong!

Posted by Kirsteen Steven on the 7th May, 2024

Although the format may have changed over the last 25 years, our aim of sharing good practice and providing you with the opportunity to keep up to date with UK software and technology on the market to support learners with Additional Support Needs remains the same.

Is the pen mightier than the keyboard?

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 2nd May, 2024

The Apple Pencil and other active stylus pens are becoming more popular and commonly used in schools. In this blog we look at some applications for pupils with additional support needs and/or disabilities.

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