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SQA Assessment Arrangements in 2023

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 24th August, 2023

Category Digital Exams Computer Accessibility

SQA have issued information about the requests for Assessment Arrangements for the 2023 examinations. There was an increase again in the number of candidates and entries for whom arrangements were requested and digital technology is one of the most common arrangements.

How can we help you support the implementation of AAC?

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 22nd August, 2023

Category AAC Symbols

Do you have learners who use AAC and who you would like to help become better communicators? Would you like to know more about tools and techniques to help develop your support and practice? CALL Scotland can help!

Autumn Term Professional Learning Programme available for booking now

Posted by Kirsteen Steven on the 21st August, 2023

Category Dyslexia AAC

It's the start of a new school year and I need to upskill with technology to support my learners with ASN. Where can I find high quality professional learning?

Why is digital learning not considered in the ASL Action Plan?

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 18th August, 2023

Category Assistive Technology Severe & Complex Support Needs

Digital learning and assistive technology have huge potential for pupils with additional support needs, but are not addressed in the ASL Action Plan. This blog discussed what actions should be included in the Plan.

Five ideas for Free Back to School Supports

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 17th August, 2023

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs Autism Spectrum Conditions

A selection of free-to-use toolkits, ideas and visual supports for learners starting the new school year.

iPad Literacy ideas for learners with Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 13th July, 2023

Category Physical Support Needs iPads, Androids & Chromebooks

In this blog, I am going to focus on one young person I worked with who turned a huge corner in accessing learning, in her contributions in class and greatly increased her ability to work independently due to her enthusisam to engage with the iPad which was set up with some extra assistive features.

View the 2023 ASL and Technology conference sessions!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 28th June, 2023

Category Assistive Technology

You can still sign up retrospectively for the 2023 ASL and Technology conference which took place on 14th June and view the 20 Assistive Technology sessions.

Ideas for Creating Art via Eye Gaze

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 27th June, 2023

Category Eye Gaze Severe & Complex Support Needs

This blog explores some accessible digital art tools, primarily for learners who are exploring eye gaze access. It’s by no means a comprehensive overview, and we welcome feedback about software and apps that work well for your learners.

A resume of this term's blogs for our existing and new subscribers

Posted by Craig Mill on the 27th June, 2023

Category Assistive Technology Dyslexia

Here we bring you the best of CALL blog posts over the past term with an eclectic mix of thought-provoking articles on ASN and inclusive digital technology.

Inclusive Technology Professional Learning Modules to Support ASN

Posted by Craig Mill on the 27th June, 2023

Category Dyslexia Assistive Technology

CALL has developed a series of technology learning modules to support learners with additional support needs. The learning modules cover technology to support dyslexia, visual impairment, using the iPad and how to create accessible documents.

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