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Created on Thursday, 07 October 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Spooky season is upon us and, in the best of Scottish traditions, it's time to come together to tell spine-tingling tall tales, sing spooky songs, and share our best nerve-jangling jokes.  This is a great opportunity for children, young people and their families in Scotland to join in with ...

Created on Monday, 13 September 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The CALL Scotland AAC iPad App Wheel resource continues to be one of our most popular, with over 87,500 downloads since first publication in 2014. For this reason, we consider it important to keep it as up to date as possible and so here’s the 2021 version 2.2 update, ready for you to download...

Created on Wednesday, 08 September 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Today’s blog focuses on our second set of accessible writing resources, newly created by the CALL team, to accompany this year’s Bookbug Picture Book Prize books. These writing activities can be downloaded and used by anyone who has a copy of the latest Clicker software. Our p...

Created on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

AAC* iPad apps come in many varieties, enabling simple to full support for communication and there are many to choose from. It can be tricky however, to know what to use and so CALL Scotland have been helping with this, by providing a reference of recommended Apps through our Wheel of Apps. Thi...

Created on Friday, 14 May 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

This is the second blog in the series aimed at helping you identify which of the sessions to attend in our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June. It's easy to sign up (£5 admin fee), with sessions of interest to those supporting Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Co...

Created on Monday, 12 October 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

October is International AAC Awareness Month and CALL Scotland have another Professional Learning opportunity or you. If you are finding it a difficult to know what text-based communication apps on iPad to recommend and to whom? We can help. If you would you like an independent view on which apps to...

Created on Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Thursday 1st October marks the beginning of International AAC Awareness Month, celebrated around the world each year, with the goal of raising awareness and to inform the public about the many ways in which people communicate using different communication systems and aids. CALL Scotland are joining ...

Created on Wednesday, 24 June 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The CALL Scotland 'wheel' of Apps provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for individuals with complex communication support needs, who may need to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  First published in 2014, I'm pleased to share now that it has had it's 202...

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...