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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 Wednesday, 16 March 2022. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We have been having many discussions with practitioners and parents about the use of technology for learners who require Assessment Arrangements for SQA examinations, and so we are thinking it would be helpful to have some conversations around the subject. If you're interested, sign up...

    Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    CALL Scotland’s ASL and Technology Conference 2022 is taking place online on Thursday 16th June. This conference is aimed primarily at anyone working in education with pupils with Additional Support Needs but also will be relevant to those supporting students with disabilities in Further and H...

    Created on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    'May you live in interesting times' is purported to be a Chinese curse (although there seems very little evidence that it is of Chinese origin) but regardless, the 2020-2021 academic session was certainly interesting and challenging. As 2021 draws to a close, we wish you a peaceful break, gr...

    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 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 Thursday, 07 October 2021. Posted by Gillian McNeill

    Spooky season is upon us and, in the best of Scottish traditions, it's time to come together to tell spine-tingling tall tales, sing spooky songs, and share our best nerve-jangling jokes.  This is a great opportunity for children, young people and their families in Scotland to join in with ...

    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...