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Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I would like to invite you to be part of an Assistive Technology (A.T.) online community. The CALL A.T. online community of practice aims to extend and enhance the current support offered by CALL during these difficult times. Microsoft Teams Using Microsoft Teams, you will be able to communicate and...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

There has been a great deal of talk about moving from face-to-face teaching to online. With the latest news from the Scottish Government that schools are to close at the end this week, there is a greater urgency to transition from class-based to online teaching and learning.   Glow will provide...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I have a pupil with a visual impairment. How do I share my computer screen or whiteboard to their iPad? In this article, I will explain how to mirror or share content from a computer screen to an iPad using Microsoft Teams which is free and available to all schools in Scotland via Glow. How to share...

Created on Wednesday, 05 February 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in March 2020.  No...

Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Back in June 2019 I wrote an article about the Ease of Access Tools in Windows 10 to support learners a visual impairment. The blog post was supplemented with an A3 poster which highlighted the new accessibility tools such as 'make text bigger' and 'make everything bigger'. Although ...

Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

An age-old problem and one that we are often asked at ​CALL – how do I share files between an iPad and a computer without Wi-Fi? The following scenario is one I often come across when visiting schools where Wi-Fi is poor or non-existent. My pupil is using a writing app on an iPad. I need to...

Created on Monday, 18 November 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

“The technology has made such a difference to allow David to take ownership of his own learning and also there have been noticeable improvements in his reading and writing - we can’t begin to tell you the difference having the software and laptop has made” The above quote is from...

Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in January 2020.  ...

Created on Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

The latest update to Microsoft Windows 10 (May 2019 version 1903) includes some new accessibility improvements to support visually impaired learners. In March 2019, I wrote a blog article highlighting some of the tools available in Windows. However, the latest Windows 10 update includes not onl...