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    Created on Monday, 23 May 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Despite having so many more laptops, chromebooks and iPads in the hands of learners there is still a lack of information and training being provided to teachers on how to make the most of these devices to support dyslexic learners. Do you know what built in accessibility features can revolutionise ...

    Created on Thursday, 31 March 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

    A question we often get asked at CALL is about converting paper or printed worksheets to digital format that can be read aloud using text-to-speech by a device such as an iPad or Android. Digital readable formats can be helpful to learners who have literacy difficulties, who are print disa...

    Created on Thursday, 24 March 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

    It’s life Jim, but not as we know it, so goes Spock’s famous Star Trek phrase (and song). But for the purpose of this blog, I’m referring to a text reader, but not a text reader as we know it! While preparing for a recent workshop on using ‘Technology to Support Learners with...

    Created on Thursday, 24 March 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

    I’m a touch-typist but I’m forever making typos (and the odd genuine spelling mistake) so I find spell checkers invaluable. Online spell checkers such as Grammarly and Ginger claim to use artificial intelligence (AI) to check spelling and grammar and offer alternative suggestions to mist...

    Created on Friday, 14 January 2022. Posted by Craig Mill

    Small changes can make a big difference! In this new resource 'Using Microsoft Word to support learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN)' a series of short video guides explains how you can make small changes using Microsoft Word’s built-in tools to support learners with literacy di...

    Created on Friday, 05 November 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    If so, then look no further. CALL Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh University’s School of Professional Learning, will be running a 10-week introductory course, starting in February 2022 on technology to support additional support needs in education. The focus of the course will highligh...

    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 Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    Microsoft Teams is used by many schools across Scotland as a platform for online learning. This tutorial explores a range of built-in tools that can be found in Teams and Windows 10 to support learners with visual difficulties as well as reading and writing difficulties. This tutorial covers: Zoomi...

    Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last Friday a teacher asked if we knew how to read mathematical expressions with Immersive Reader. Here's how it can be done. The question: We are looking for an alternative to PDF for Mathematics papers as we have a number of pupils who rely on use of Immersive Reader. At the moment they are s...