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Created on Monday, 20 January 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On this Blue Monday what could be more uplifting than thinking about the upcoming exams in May? You'll be excited that the 2019 digital question papers are now available from the SQA web site, and to help us plan for using technology in examinations, I've picked out a few key points from the...

Created on Monday, 16 December 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

As well as noble and worthy activities like communication and access to education, technology can of course also be used for having fun and playing. If you are interested in accessible computer gaming, read on. Just in time for Christmas! Recently I've been researching options for playing comput...

Created on Thursday, 28 November 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

After 9 years and over 230,000 downloads, the Books for All Database will close on 19 February 2020. The new replacement Books for All web site is up and running and so we encourage you to create an account now, and to get into the habit of using the new facility so that you won't be surprised w...

Created on Monday, 25 November 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Have you got something to say about additional support for learning in Scotland? You have a chance to give your views and experiences by taking part in the ASL Review. If you are a parent, carer, teacher, practitioner or learner (or anyone else) you can contact Angela Morgan, who is leading the revi...

Created on Friday, 11 October 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The partnership between CALL and CereProc to develop and licence Scottish Computer voices was recognised on Wednesday night when we won the Design for Diversity category at the 2019  Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards. Paul and Shirley donned their glad rags and received the prize at th...

Created on Monday, 26 August 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

A few weeks ago on August 5th we launched the new Scottish Child Voices for communication aids. The response has been really positive and it's started me thinking that the range of voices available for people that use communication aids is pretty limited, and what we might do to improve matters....

Created on Monday, 05 August 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

From today you can get high quality child and teenage digital voices for use in communication aids and for reading digital information. Download the voices and find out more from our new Scottish Voice website. For communication The new voices have been created by CereProc (makers of Stuart, Heather...

Created on Monday, 18 March 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

With Learning Tools and Immersive Reader, Microsoft Office 365 has some really good features for supporting reading, but there's some confusion about whether and how you can use the free Scottish computer voices - here's my understanding of the situation. Background We think it's really ...

Created on Sunday, 20 January 2019. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Are you unable to run your usual Windows programs (e.g. Clicker 7) on your new Windows 10 laptop or Surface Go? It may be because they are set up with Windows 10 S, rather than Windows 10 Pro. Here's how to fix it. Yesterday I met a teacher who said Clicker 7 didn't work on their new Windows...