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    Created on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Scottish Government consultation on plans to replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reform Education Scotland (ES) closes this Friday, 26th November. We have just published a report looking at the application of assistive technologies in examinations which raises important issue...

    Created on Tuesday, 31 August 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I’m using my retirement from the role of Information Officer with CALL Scotland at the end of this month as an excuse to reflect on some of the changes that have taken place in assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication, and the role of CALL Scotland over the past 30 y...

    Created on Monday, 17 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The ACE Centre and TechAbility are working together to research the skills, knowledge and awareness among school and FE leaders, teachers and IT staff regarding the use of Assistive Technology to support learning. They have created a short survey in conjunction with Cranfield University to help gath...

    Created on Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

    People don't always have time to study the programme for an online event like our ASL and Technology conference on 16th June so we are posting a series of blogs to highlight particular presentations that may be of interest to help decide what to see. This blog focuses on Dyslexia and Literacy Di...

    Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) AT Connected event is one of the largest and most varied conferences focussing on assistive technology and this year it was an online event held from January 25th to February 4th 2021. I was fortunate to be offered one of 24 AT Scholarships to att...

    Created on Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

    DyslexiFest, organised by Dyslexia Scotland, was held in The Barracks, Stirling on Saturday March 7th 2020. It was described as a "one-stop-pop-up dyslexia" event and included something for everybody with a personal or professional interest in dyslexia. In the morning session I gave a Mast...

    Created on Wednesday, 06 November 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I had a phone call recently from a school trying to support an S6 pupil with severe dyslexia who is transitioning to an apprenticeship, involving work in an office environment. He is regarded as being capable and quite bright, but is struggling with reading written instructions and phoning people, w...

    Created on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We have been asked to participate in an international research project looking at the accessibility of the PISA online assessments. We are looking for ten students in Scotland aged 15, who use Assistive Technology, to evaluate an online PISA science assessment, and tell us what they think. If you ar...

    Created on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    On 17th January  we are holding a morning seminar on Assessment and Support of Students with Additional Support Needs.  We want to raise awareness of the potential of Assistive Technology and to help teachers not only understand how transformational it can be for  students with additi...