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    Created on Friday, 24 May 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I have had an occasional interest in Selective Mutism (SM) since before my days at CALL Scotland, when I worked in youth training and we had a trainee who refused to speak to anybody. In his case, it was due to a delay in his voice 'breaking' and the embarrassment of speaking with a high, &#...

    Created on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We have been asked to pass on information about a survey into how decisions are made about selecting an appropriate  App for somebody who needs to use augmentative and alternative communication to express themselves. The survey, organised by James Northridge from the University of Massachusetts...

    Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The day after last week's blog on Scanning Pens and Scanning Apps, which suggested that the Adobe Scan app for the iPad only produced "image" files, rather than "selectable" text, when it is used to scan a page with text, Adobe released a new version of the app which DOES pro...

    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...

    Created on Monday, 15 August 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) web site has news of a decision to introduce zero rating for VAT for mobile phones and laptops pre-loaded with software designed solely for the use of a disabled person. The case was brought by Iansyst Ltd, who argued that their CapturaTalk literac...

    Created on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Barrington Stoke, who publish excellent books for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers, have released Tints, an app that lets you buy digital versions of some of their titles. Barrington Stoke have not published digital versions of their titles before because they have significant concerns ...

    Created on Monday, 26 October 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties in October 2013, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android de...

    Created on Tuesday, 20 October 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new resource; ‘iPad Apps to Support Creativity’. The resource is available as a free download from the CALL Scotland website. Based on ten categories, the infograph offers apps to support a range of curriculum activities as ...

    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,...