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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...

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....