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Created on Monday, 05 June 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We have a brand new exciting line up of Professional Learning opportunities for anyone who is working with a person who has Additional Support Needs, a physical, communication or sensory support needs. You will find full details of the  CALL Scotland 2017-18 Professional Learning calendar&...

Created on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

How do we learn about the technology that can support students with Additional Support Needs, disabilities or sensory impairment? There is very little offered in Initial Teacher Education or Post Graduate education programmes  so new teachers, who are familiar with and confident in the use...

Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Have you been looking for a forum to discuss Assistive Technology with like minded people?  This could be the one for you... We have created a new email forum, ‘CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community. It’s an informal space for people with a common interest to: Share ideas and re...

Created on Friday, 24 February 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Free conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs. We are delighted to announce that our presenters and exhibitors’ timetables are confirmed for our two free ​conferences. Edinburgh – 14 June 2017 Clydebank – 15 June 2017 There is another great prog...

Created on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The CALL Scotland team will be sharing their knowledge and expertise of a wide range of hardware, software and apps that can support dyslexic learners at a half day seminar on 23rd March at the University of Edinburgh. The use of assistive technology can help raise attainment for students with addit...

Created on Friday, 13 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Our webinars are the perfect way to learn something new and to use this knowledge practically to support your students with additional support needs. They are specifically designed to be short (20-30 minutes) and timetabled for 4pm to allow teachers to not be overloaded at the end of a busy school d...

Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Has speech recognition software advanced to the point where students with additional support needs can rely on it to dictate answers into an SQA exam answer box or booklet? Is it about the software working efficiently or more about the training, support and school IT infrastructure that makes i...

Created on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Allan Wilson will present our first webinar of 2017 on Wednesday 11th January.  The subject will be 'Free Windows Text to Speech Software for People with Dyslexia'.  Text to speech software is one of the most useful tools available to support learners with dyslexia / reading&n...

Created on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On 17th January  we are holding a morning seminar on Assessment and Support of Students with Additional Support Needs.  We want to raise awareness of the potential of Assistive Technology and to help teachers not only understand how transformational it can be for  students with additi...