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    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...

    Created on Thursday, 24 November 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The vision for education in Scotland described in the National Improvement Framework is: Excellence through raising attainment: ensuring that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, set out within Curriculum for Excellence levels, and the right range of skills, qualifi...

    Created on Thursday, 17 November 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL has created a new email forum, ‘CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community’ an informal space for people with a common interest; to share ideas and resources, to exchange information,  to ask questions related to assistive technology in an educational context, to discuss a rang...

    Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The Science and Technology Impact Assessment Panel of the European Parliament (STOA) has commissioned a study on Assistive Technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs. As part of this study, they are conducting a European-wide online survey involving per...

    Created on Friday, 29 April 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We sometimes like to focus on blogs and web resources created by other people, particularly when they may not be familiar to people in Scotland, where we are based, and the rest of the United Kingdom. Today we are going to have a look at "Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more.....

    Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

    Due to popular demand, Stuart Aitken and Craig Mill have produced and uploaded an extended version of our video on making and using accessible PDF documents. The YouTube video Accessing Maths using digital PDFs is sub-titled. Or, you can download the video for offline viewing. Accompanying transcri...

    Created on Friday, 26 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is attempting to compile a list of the "50 Most Priority Assistive Products", stating that "We need more than a billion assistive products now and 2 billion by 2050." Based on the apparent success of the Essential Medicines List, the WHO has ma...