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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, 22 April 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

We are into another week with learners out of school and are hearing of parents of children and young people with additional support needs, seeking resources to use at home. Therefore, in this blog I’d like to focus on symbol resources for learners with communication support needs, to communic...

Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 resulting in school and other building closures, CALL Scotland have temporarily suspended our equipment loan bank. We will therefore be unable to issue new loans of assistive technology equipment and we will not be recalling equipment currently out on loan....

Created on Thursday, 07 November 2019. Posted by Gillian McNeill

CALL Scotland have a number of Tobii C-Series discontinued devices available free for anyone who might have a use for them. These may of interest to anyone already using one and wishes a back-up or replacement, although we won't be able to offer any help to set these up or support use. We have...

Created on Monday, 14 January 2019. Posted by Gillian McNeill

PrAACtical Approaches to Working with Children and Adults: Supporting Communication through Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC ) - Scottish Study Day. Date: 05 Mar Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline £40 - £80 (8:45am - 3:30pm) This study day organised by Augmentativ...

Created on Thursday, 06 September 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Do you work with learners using Augmentative and Alternative Communication in education and wish to develop your knowledge, skills and best practice techniques? If so, CALL Scotland have launched their new and unique online learning modules - Supporting Learners with Complex Communication Support Ne...

Created on Monday, 19 March 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Today is the commencement of the law that entitles people in Scotland to communication equipment and the support required to use it. Often referred to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), if you need a communication aid, you should now be able to get one. What does this mean for users, ...

Created on Friday, 02 February 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Your view is being sought by the Communication Access UK Project on which symbol you would like to see businesses and organisations throughout the UK use to show that communication access is supported there. The project consultation has reached a second stage and there's still an oppor...

Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Today’s blog for National Digital Learning Week 2017 focuses on supporting communication. Last week at CALL we delivered a course on how to use iPads to support learners to develop their communication. We can and have provided a number of courses on this topic - this one focussed on using phot...