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September 2016

The Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017 for pupils with a Print Disability.

FREE seminar for all teachers using iPads in the classroom

On Wednesday, 30th November 2016 CALL Scotland will be hosting a free half day seminar for teachers, learning assistants, support for learning staff - anyone who has access to iPads in an educational setting - with the focus on using the devices creatively to achieve learning objectives while achieving maximum student engagement and enjoyment.

Using the iPad to Support Learners with Physical Difficulties

CALL Scotland is therefore pleased to announce the release of a new resource; 'Using the iPad to Support Learners with Physical Difficulties' - an easy-to-use guide. This new guide adds to the CALL series of posters/guides.

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.

First Minister's Reading Challange

The First Minister's Reading Challenge is an exciting new reading initiative delivered by the Scottish Book Trust on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Challenge is open to every pupil in Primary 4-7 in Scotland and opens on 1 September. Shirley is attending the Edinburgh regional event on 29th September and will be promoting CALL Scotland and signposting people to accessible versions of the texts. More info at and at

All Engaged, All Communicate, All Learn

An opportunity to attend a one or two-day training session on closing the learning and communication gap for individuals with complex needs. Presented by Susan Norwell (Rett University) and the Tobii Dynavox training team on 6/7 October in Edinburgh.

What we're reading

Ghost Boy

The personal story of Martin Pistorius, when as a boy he became a prisoner within his own body through illness and resulting disability, with no speech or means of communicating. This inspiring story retells his road to recovery and discovery of AAC.

Get Book Creator for half price

Head to the App Store today to get Book Creator for iPad at 50% discount. This promotion runs from Monday, 19 September to Sunday, 25 September, so hurry!