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Created on Thursday, 02 September 2021. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland's award-winning symbol resources to accompany Scottish Book Trust’s P1 Family bag books are now available to download. The 3 books are the nominees for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2022   and will be gifted to every P1 child in Scotland in time for Book Week ...

Created on Wednesday, 01 September 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs who are using iPads, chromebooks or Windows laptops? Have you been provided with specific assistive technology training and support to do this effectively? We know and appreciate the vital role Pupil Support Assistants play in supporting learne...

Created on Tuesday, 31 August 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

I’m using my retirement from the role of Information Officer with CALL Scotland at the end of this month as an excuse to reflect on some of the changes that have taken place in assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication, and the role of CALL Scotland over the past 30 y...

Created on Wednesday, 25 August 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Last February I posted an article about a series of video guides I made on ‘Creating Accessible Documents and Formats’. Encouraged by the popularity of the video guides I thought it would be a good idea to consolidate all the guides into an online learning module, with an opportunity to ...

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...