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February 2020

A communication and assistive technology newsletter

Your monthly roundup for February

Looking for an Assistive Technology Professional Learning Course?

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 March 2020.


Technology should help my learners with ASN but I donít know how

This is a comment that I frequently hear from people that are honest enough to admit that they are not fully aware what is possible with assistive technology to support their learners with additional support needs. And as technology is an ever changing, evolving area it can seem daunting to always be trying to keep up and learn new things.


Supporting Learners with a Visual Impairment using Windows 10? New Video Guides available!

We've have created a series of video (screen recording) tutorials which demonstrate what the tools are, where to find them and how to use them to support learners with a visual impairment.


Scottish Voices are in Snap Core First for Windows

We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this new version can speak with other voices that are installed on the device.


Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Glasgow CM AAC Information Day

An opportunity to get hands on with the latest communication aids. These take place across the UK throughout the year.

Develop Agents of Change Toolkit (ACT) Seminar

Thinking globally, ACTing locally towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in educationí will be the first in a series of six events organised within the knowledge exchange programme supported by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute to develop Agents of Change Toolkit (ACT) for teachers and schools.

What we're reading

Complete guide to Narrator

Narrator is a screen-reading app that's built into Windows 10, so there's nothing you need to download or install. This guide describes how to use Narrator with Windows so that you can start using apps, browsing the web, and more.