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March 2020

Free Software for use at home

Students with additional support needs can get popular assistive software for use at home during the Covid-19 situation. Read more to find out about some really great software and apps that are available to you.


Interested in joining the CALL A.T. Online Community?

I would like to invite you to be part of an Assistive Technology (A.T.) online community. The CALL A.T. online community of practice aims to extend and enhance the current support offered by CALL during these difficult times.


Complex Needs Home Learning Resources

This is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there by any means, but here are some starter resources and ideas for learning at home over the coming weeks.


Want to find out about remote learning?

There has been a great deal of talk about moving from face-to-face teaching to online. With the latest news from the Scottish Government that schools are to close at the end this week, there is a greater urgency to transition from class-based to online teaching and learning.


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.

Using technology to chat with family and friends

This FREE AbilityNet webinar will offer information and support on how you can stay connected with family and friends using technology during a time of social isolation - and to learn skills for when it is no longer necessary. (specific focus –disabled people)

Clicker@home introduction for teachers

This free 30-minute webinar will give you a great overview of Clicker 8.

What we're reading

SLD Forum Back Online

The SLD Forum is back on line at a new home - https://www.thesendforums.org.uk/ Previous subscribers will need to register and create a new account to access the discussions. The SLD Forum is an ‘independent e-community’ for people involved in the education of learners with severe learning difficulties.