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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 Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Students with additional support needs can get popular assistive software for use at home during the Covid-19 situation. Read more to find out about some really great software and apps that are available to you. Clicker and DocsPlus Clicker and DocsPlus are well known writing tools with versions for...

    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...