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Created on Wednesday, 02 March 2022. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Are you an AAC user or a parent, carer or family member of an AAC user living in Scotland? Have you accessed or tried to access AAC support and services since March 2018? If 'yes,' a new AAC engagement group would like to hear about your lived experience of using AAC and accessing AAC servic...

Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland’s ASL and Technology Conference 2022 is taking place online on Thursday 16th June. This conference is aimed primarily at anyone working in education with pupils with Additional Support Needs but also will be relevant to those supporting students with disabilities in Further and H...

Created on Thursday, 03 February 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Many pupils with reading difficulties continue to be provided with paper-based resources in the form of books, worksheets and printed materials.  These print-disabled pupils are at a disadvantage now because they are not able to access the information on the paper in the same way their peers wh...

Created on Friday, 14 January 2022. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Read Aloud tools provide excellent support for many learners with reading difficulties, visual impairment or other additional support needs. But it doesn't have a Scottish accent voice or a Scottish Gaelic voice. What can be done? Summary Microsoft Lear...

Created on Friday, 14 January 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

Small changes can make a big difference! In this new resource 'Using Microsoft Word to support learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN)' a series of short video guides explains how you can make small changes using Microsoft Word’s built-in tools to support learners with literacy di...

Created on Wednesday, 12 January 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Each year we create a Professional Learning calendar based on the training needs of teachers, Learning support staff, Pupil Support Assistants as well as professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists. We use our course evaluations to determine what further training is required as well as iden...

Created on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

'May you live in interesting times' is purported to be a Chinese curse (although there seems very little evidence that it is of Chinese origin) but regardless, the 2020-2021 academic session was certainly interesting and challenging. As 2021 draws to a close, we wish you a peaceful break, gr...

Created on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Do you wish you had the time to explore how to best use technology to benefit your learners with Additional Support Needs? Do you feel that technology is evolving and you feel anxious that you are getting left behind? Don't worry! Be assured this is a very common feeling and it’s not just ...

Created on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Scottish Government consultation on plans to replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reform Education Scotland (ES) closes this Friday, 26th November. We have just published a report looking at the application of assistive technologies in examinations which raises important issue...