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Created on Friday, 19 June 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were reminded today of the existence of Access:YouTube, which was developed by Access Technology North to provide a simpler interface to YouTube for people with additional support needs. We are not suggesting that people should spend long periods of time staring at YouTube videos, but there are t...

Created on Thursday, 18 June 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

A really big thank you to everyone who signed up for our virtual ASN and Technology Conference this week.  Due to Covid-19, we were unable to host our scheduled conferences in Glasgow and Edinburgh so made the decision to move it online.   We had the amazing total of 570 people sign up at ...

Created on Friday, 12 June 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Learners who use technology to read and access text need their textbooks in a digital format - so where can we get digital textbooks? Find out in this blog. Many learners with additional support needs have difficulty with ordinary paper textbooks and learning materials. Perhaps your son or daughter ...

Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Earlier this month I posted a blog about text-based AAC* apps for iPadOS with a link to a short survey. The survey was the first stage in the process of updating our Wheel of Apps for Individuals with Communication Support Needs, through gathering information on app use and features. The responses h...

Created on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

With so many children and young people learning at home through digital technology, it's vital that digital learning resources are properly accessible for all learners, including those with Additional Support Needs. Here's some hints and tips on how to do it. Why must our digital learning r...

Created on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Happy 10th Birthday Bookbug! CALL Scotland have loved our Partnership working with Bookbug over the past 10 years, creating accessible versions of the books and symbolised resources. Now, more than ever, it is so important that all children can take part in shared reading and access stories with th...

Created on Thursday, 07 May 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Are you using text-based communication apps on iPad and finding it a difficult at times to know what to recommend and to whom? Would you like an independent view on which apps to consider and information on their usability and key features? We’d like to help. Online Workshop – Choos...

Created on Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Due to Covid-19 our annual Additional Support for Learning and Technology conference which was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow will now be held online on Tuesday 16th June 2020. We are delighted to still be able to offer this opportunity for anyone in education working with pupils w...

Created on Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

There is no question this is a challenging time for parents who are working at home while supporting children with their education and perhaps looking after family and friends also.  We are here to provide technology advice and support for teachers and for parents of pupils with Additional Supp...