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    Created on Monday, 28 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We have added a new section to the CALL Digital Exam Papers web site, with information on how to use the SQA digital exam papers. There's also a new page where you can download user guides and information sheets on using and making interactive resources in PDF....

    Created on Monday, 21 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Both Perfect Papers and P&N Publications are now supplying digital prelims with answer boxes - the same format and style that is used for the SQA digital question papers. This should make it much easier for schools who use these commercial prelim papers to provide them for students who need ad...

    Created on Monday, 07 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We are very pleased to announce that the Scottish Government has awarded us funding to work with CereProc to develop a male Scottish computer voice: a 'brother for Heather'. The funding will also pay for a licence for the entire public sector in Scotland, so that the voice can be used by school-ag...

    Created on Monday, 28 February 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Although Heather is pretty good at pronouncing most words correctly, there will be some terms which are not spoken correctly. You can use the PDFaloud Pronunciation Dictionary to fix this but this involves checking which words are not spoken correctly and adding them to the dictionary one at a ...

    Created on Friday, 07 January 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A report on the use of digital papers in 2010 is now available for download. The report contains a lot of interesting (well, to me, anyway) statistics and feedback from staff who used the papers last year. In 2010, 101 centres made 2000 requests for digital papers on behalf of 675 candidates...

    Created on Monday, 08 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    SQA have made all the 2010 adapted digital papers available on the SQA web site. There are over 400 papers covering a wide range of subjects. These past papers are ideal for revision and practice, for pupils who are going to be sitting prelims with digital papers, or are intending to 'go digital'...

    Created on Friday, 22 January 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    SQA have put up the 2009 adapted digital past papers on their web site for anyone to download. They cover all levels from Intermediate through to Advance Higher with a wide range of different subjects. This means you can now download papers from 2007, 2008 and 2009 for revision and practice. In r...

    Created on Monday, 23 November 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Staff, parents and pupils often ask us for advice on whether a spellchecker can be used with an SQA Adapted Digital Paper, so this is what we think is the situation. If you are in any doubt, contact the SQA Assessment Arrangements team. Question. Can I use a spellchecker in the examination? Answ...

    Created on Thursday, 01 October 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    One of the annoying things that can happen when using Adobe Reader or especially Adobe Acrobat is that the program insists on checking the reading order when you make a change to the file. The "Content Preparation Progress" appears and then you have to wait while it checks through the file and sorts...