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    Created on Monday, 03 October 2011. Posted by 

    This fun little cartoon video explains much of what is important about assistive technology for disabled users, in a clear and pretty cool way.Update: I should clarify. The CALL Scotland team did not make this video, though I would be very proud if we had. We are just passing it on for wider...

    Created on Wednesday, 12 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We’ve been looking at methods of computer access for a young boy (age 7) with athetoid cerebral palsy, and he’s evaluated quite a few options. The most promising method was an old Interface Designs switched joystick connected via a USB Mouse Mover interface, which he controls with his ri...

    Created on Thursday, 21 January 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

    For People Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication Time: Saturday 13th March 2010, 11am - 4pm Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Webpage: Technology Discovery Day It's FREE and refreshments will be provided. Drop in, or stay all day! The day is run by expert staff from...

    Created on Tuesday, 22 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last Friday we gave a couple of talks on assistive techology and AAC, to students on the Moray House Primary Postgraduate course, and here's the powerpoint presentation. It is a whistle-stop tour through Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning. The presentation is a PDF and the notes for each...

    Created on Friday, 18 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    This is a chance for you to help improve the accessibility of Glow. If Glow is to fulfil it's aims it needs to be accessible to every pupil in Scotland and one way of helping many pupils with visual or reading difficulties is through 'text-to-speech' software, so that pupils can have material on G...

    Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by His Roya...

    Created on Friday, 04 December 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The University of Edinburgh celebrated 40 years of commercialisation with an exhibition and reception in the Playfair library on November 16th 2009. The Smart Wheelchair was Mr (or should that be Miss?) 1987 - the year when we started work on the first protoype. The event was attended by HRH Princ...

    Created on Monday, 02 November 2009. Posted by 

    Act NOW and book a place at one of the forthcoming Scottish Communication Matters Road Shows. It is completely free, and you get a free lunch as well! Choice of three venues (all 9.15am - 3.30pm, or 'drop in'): Tuesday 1st December - Edinburgh (Murrayfield Stadium, with CALL) Wednesday 2nd...