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Created on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

  It’s been just over a year since the CALL Scotland team created a new resource - iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs. It has been satisfying to see the fantastic response we have had, with paper copies being whisked off exhibition and workshop tables, and an astounding 15,...

Created on Monday, 01 June 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Coming up next week are two ICT and Inclusion exhibitions organised by CALL Scotland and there is still time to book your place. Parents -  extra sessions - see below!!  This event provides an excellent opportunity for staff to see and compare the latest software ...

Created on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

First it was Rhona in Proloquo2Go and now we have Fiona in Predictable! Another Scottish voice has arrived this week for female AAC users using Predictable text-to-speech app on the iPad. The voice, called Fiona from the company Nuance, comes with a number of other voices to choose from including...

Created on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Having asked for Scottish voices from the AAC app developers some time ago, we are delighted to learn that a female voice has finally become available in Proloquo2Go (P2G). It’s called Rhona and is an adult female voice from the text-to-speech company Acapela.  My immediate re...

Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Until now there have been few, if any options for those looking for a symbol-based communication app for iPad that uses PCS Symbols – Picture Communication Symbols. It has been a while coming, during which we have made much use of SymbolStix and Widgit symbols in particular, but yes PCS is...

Created on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

I noticed an e-newsletter from HelpKidzLearn sitting in my inbox today which mentioned the arrival of some new activities. I hadn’t visited this site for a while, so decided to investigate further……. HelpKidzLearn really is a great online resource for teachers and par...

Created on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Tobii PCEye Go Tobii, the world leader in eye gaze and eye control technology, has just announced their most recent Windows computer access product the PCEye Go (Cost £2995). This replaces the PCEye and is 85% smaller (dimensions are 184 x 28 x 23 mm), powered with a single USB con...