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Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

How can we manage and administer digital assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher in 2021? Can we use cloud-based tools such as OneDrive or Google Classroom? Cloud-based administration of assessments A few years ago, most schools and local authorities in Scotland deployed technology ru...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

All National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments are now going to be assessed by schools and centres internally. What does this involve for learners with disabilities or additional support needs who use technology to access learning? Covid-19 has already had significant impact on teaching, lea...

Created on Monday, 07 December 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Immersive Reader is part of Microsoft Learning Tools and is designed to improve reading support for learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. Immersive Reader is available in programs such as Word, Word Online, OneNote and the Edge browser. A recent development is the availability of Im...

Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Due to the success of our current online learning workshops focussing on assistive technology to support learners with additional support needs, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online next academic term. Our courses would normally be delivered at the Un...

Created on Thursday, 19 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We have got an excellent line up of new assistive technology webinars for January – June 2021! Our webinars are increasing in popularity as teachers are looking for online Professional Learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge in assistive technology to support pupils with Additional S...

Created on Monday, 02 November 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

I did an online session recently with Dyslexia Scotland's South West branch, looking at the use of Immersive Reader (and other tools) to help learners with dyslexia complete assignments sent to them via Teams. Given the possibility of pupils having to self-isolate at home, or even experiencing a...

Created on Thursday, 29 October 2020. Posted by Joanna Courtney

With Halloween approaching, why not snuggle up with a spooky Bookbug tale this weekend? All these books have previously been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and come in a variety of digital formats for learners with a Print Disability. Just go to the Books for All Database and search ...

Created on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

For the last couple of years, we’ve made Eye Gaze accessible versions of the Bookbug books for children and young people who use Grid 3 software. This year, in addition these Grid 3 versions, we’ve created writing activity grid sets to scaffold and support literacy skills. There is a gri...

Created on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

October is International AAC Awareness Month and CALL Scotland have another Professional Learning opportunity or you. If you are finding it a difficult to know what text-based communication apps on iPad to recommend and to whom? We can help. If you would you like an independent view on which apps to...