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Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use document scanner

Posted by Craig Mill on the 13th April, 2023

Category iPads, Androids & Chromebooks Dyslexia

This illustrated guide explains how to use an iPad and the Notes app as an easy-to-use document scanner

Struggling to include learners and develop AAC in school?

Posted by Gillian McNeill on the 11th April, 2023

Category AAC Symbols

Children and young people with communication difficulties can have a wide variety of needs and teachers may need support on matching needs to AAC. This blog provides guidance, as well as information on creating communication activities and opportunities for using AAC in school.

Our 2023 ASL and Technology conference site is live!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 8th April, 2023

Category Assistive Technology

CALL Scotland is hosting another fantastic ASL and Technology online conference on 14th June 2023 offering a range of Assistive Technology workshops from suppliers, practitioners and the CALL team. Only £5 to register!

What does the Assistive Technology and ASN job involve?

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 21st March, 2023

We are looking for a new member of the CALL team to take responsibility for coordinating our Professional Learning offers (and do other things too!). Find out what that means here.

Do you want to join the CALL Scotland Team?

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 16th March, 2023

We are looking for an experienced teacher with a a passion for Assistive Technology to join the team.

Exciting news about technology for SQA assessment arrangements

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 13th March, 2023

Category Digital Exams Speech Recognition

Learners in many parts of Scotland have been provided with personal Chromebooks or iPads but generally they can't use them examinations. We have set up working groups to find solutions - read on to find out about progress so far.

OneNote digital notebooks for dyslexic learners

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 13th March, 2023

Category Dyslexia

OneNote digital notebooks are fantastic resource for dyslexic learners to help support their literacy difficulties and to keep their work organised in one place.

Celebrate World Book Day with Ideas for Accessible Books

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 28th February, 2023

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs Physical Support Needs

This Thursday, March 2nd, is World Book Day, an annual event to celebrate books and reading marked in over 100 countries worldwide. If you support a learner with Complex Needs who cannot access a printed copy of a book, what are some options for making adaptions, whether low-tech or digital?

When things just don't go to plan...

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 21st February, 2023

Category Autism Spectrum Conditions Assistive Technology

What happens when you go use a structured assessment framework to identify what assistive technology is going to meet the needs of your learners only to have the learner point blankly refuse to use it?

A true story of an AAC user's journey - from low tech to high tech eye gaze

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 13th February, 2023

Category AAC Eye Gaze

How do we introduce and develop communication technology with learners who have complex communication and access needs? This is a true story of an AAC user’s journey-from simple communication technology to high tech eye gaze access for communication and literacy.

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