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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 Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

    If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in January 2020.  ...

    Created on Friday, 24 May 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I have had an occasional interest in Selective Mutism (SM) since before my days at CALL Scotland, when I worked in youth training and we had a trainee who refused to speak to anybody. In his case, it was due to a delay in his voice 'breaking' and the embarrassment of speaking with a high, &#...

    Created on Tuesday, 05 March 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    We are now taking bookings for our FREE ASL and Technology conferences to be held in June. These conferences are growing in popularity each year and we expect an excellent turnout at our two spacious venues. Moray House, Edinburgh – 12 June 2019 Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow – 13 June 20...

    Created on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

    If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh University’s Professional Learning, is offering a new course; Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT). IDT, pitched at SCQF Masters-level 11, is a ble...

    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 Monday, 19 June 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Over 250 people attended this year's two-day ASL and Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Edinburgh last Wednesday and in Clydebank the following day. There were 28 companies and organisations with stands in the exhibition areas in Edinburgh, while, due to restrictions in space, there w...

    Created on Thursday, 18 May 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    In today's blog for National Digital Learning Week 2017 we are thinking about learners with physical support needs. Assistive Technology has opened up a world of opportunities for people with physical support needs. Electronic assistive technologies are also becoming much more readily avail...

    Created on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    Today is the start of National Digital Learning Week 2017. This year the theme of the week is ‘Digital Difference’ and throughout the week the CALL team are going to post blogs about how digital technology can make a difference to learners with additional support needs.  In the...