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A model for Inclusive Digital Learning for Scotland.

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 15th January, 2024

How can we ensure that digital learning is inclusive as more and more learners have a personal device? How do we think about and provide assistive technology when digital learning is so much more accessible?

Technology to Support ASN - a new course for 2024!

Posted by Craig Mill on the 4th January, 2024

There are still some places left for our popular course 'Technology to Support Additional Support Needs' starting in February 2024.

Would you like to join the CALL Scotland team in the New Year?

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 14th December, 2023

Are you looking for a job where you can use your skills and passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and assistive technology? The CALL Scotland team are delighted to announce WE ARE HIRING and the job could be meant for you!

Looking for an innovative way to spend your PEF money?

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 21st November, 2023

You can make excellent use of your Pupil Equity Fund money by carefully investing in assistive technologies (and associated training) to support pupils with Additional Support Needs.

How to create an interactive PDF with text boxes for free

Posted by Craig Mill on the 20th November, 2023

This article explains how to create an interactive PDF using the built-in text box feature with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

New webinar series launched for 2024!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 15th November, 2023

CALL Scotland provide a programme of 20 minute webinars as free Professional Learning opportunities. These webinars are on a range of Assistive Technology topics all with the focus on supporting children and young people with Additional Support Needs.

Where are we with 1:1 digital technology?

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 13th November, 2023

The Scottish Government pledged that every pupil will have a personal digital device by 2026 - how far have we come to achieving this goal?

Do you use assessment arrangements in SQA exams? SQA want to speak to you.

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 6th November, 2023

SQA are looking to speak to students who use or have used assessment arrangements in examinations, to hear about your experiences and to find out how the assessment arrangements process works and what you think about it.

Read&Write Chrome and OrbitNote can now speak with Scottish and Gaelic voices!

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 25th October, 2023

Read&Write for Google Chrome and OrbitNote for Chromebooks now have more Scottish voices plus the Ceitidh Gaelic voice. The voices are available in the free version of Read&Write as well as the Premium version.

Simplify the iPad with this amazing new feature in iOS17!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 18th October, 2023

Assistive Access is a new feature in iOS17 which allows you to choose which apps you want to appear as large icons on your home screen. This is incredibly helpful for learners who only require a limited number of apps.

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