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    Created on Friday, 16 November 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Yesterday we hosted a course delivered by the great Ian Bean, on switches and switch-operated technology, and during lunch I gave a short demo of my latest favourite switch-operated toy: a Nerf Havock Fire dart gun. I set this up for the CALL Family Day earlier this year, and it was prett...

    Created on Friday, 02 November 2012. Posted by 

    Now that Halloween is over, it's time to think ahead.... Fireworks Night - free online switch/space bar/ games to set off fireworks (and many other cheery activities, such as laying eggs, firing at pirate ships, popping ballons, zooming shapes etc. also singing sheep leads us to the ne...

    Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

    iPad Accessibility Options iPads have a range of built-in Accessibility options such as text-to-speech (VoiceOver) and screen magnification (Zoom) which are particularly useful for learners with a visual difficulty. For example VoiceOver will read information on the iPad's screen including icons, ...

    Created on Monday, 28 November 2011. Posted by 

    At this time of year, therapists and teachers often get asked by parents and grandparents for ideas about toys, gadgets or software that might make a suitable Christmas present for their family member who has access or communication support needs. Without wanting to promote one supplier above ...

    Created on Saturday, 07 May 2011. Posted by 

    A new website (for Portland College, a special school in Sunderland) provides a convenient new location where you can download a pile of delightfully rude and silly sensory stories created by the one and only delightfully silly Pete Wells. Downloads include a multimedia Powerpoint file and a Word fi...

    Created on Thursday, 11 March 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

    YouTube is a popular video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. However, due to it's design and abundance of links its very hard to access using just switches. Not to worry though since there is an application called Cooliris which when used in conjunction with Facebook will...

    Created on Thursday, 03 December 2009. Posted by Robert Stewart

    Get rid of all that Velcro! This is a unique holder designed specifically for the Jelly Bean and Buddy Button range of switches. The bottom of the holder keeps the switch in place on the desk or wheelchair tray by stopping it sliding around. There is a hole in its side so you can thread through t...

    Created on Thursday, 14 May 2009. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Welcome! Welcome to the first entry in the new CALL Scotland Blog! We will be using the Blog to share information about our work, events we are organising and developments in augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology and education.The BBC's Accessible Newsreader The BBC hav...