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Family Fun Technology Day 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020, 11am - 3:30pm

Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
(More detailed directions to venue)


Run by specialist staff (CALL, FAACT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI, and others) and funded by Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland and Communication Matters, this is a chance for families of children with additional support needs to try out and learn about software, hardware, and specialised communication technologies. If you are a professional you are welcome to come along with a family you work with.

The day is FREE and refreshments, including a sandwich lunch, will be provided. Drop in for a couple of hours, or stay all day!

Please book a place in advance, and tell us the ages of the children you are bringing.

Any special arrangements your family may require? Call on 0131 651 6236 in advance of the day.

The day will include:

  • chat with experienced staff about technology and software,
  • demonstrations,
  • 'hands on' time with computers and toys,
  • storytelling,
  • crafts,
  • computer games,
  • green screen photography,
  • music,
  • Smart Wheelchair rides,
  • communication aids,
  • information,
  • prizes and more!


A basic lunch will be provided free of charge, including a variety of sandwiches, crisps, fruit, juice. Tea, coffee, water and other snacks will be available throughout the day. If you, or your child have special dietary requirements, please bring your own lunch. A microwave will be available.


As well as disabled toilets, we are grateful to PAMIS for provision of their Pamiloo van. This provides visitors with accessible toileting and changing facilities, including a hoist.

Fire Safety

In the unlikely event of a fire, we ask parents to take responsibility for their children. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. There are designated safe spaces for wheelchair users at various locations throughout the building.

Parking required?

Parking is limited but you're able drop off passengers in front of Moray House on Holyrood Road. There are the following parking spaces available:

  • 12 spaces (2 suitable for 'long wheel base') on St John's Street for Blue Badge holders only;
  • 3 spaces on Holyrood Road (across from the church at the corner of St John's Street) for Blue Badge holders only;
  • 10 spaces for staff (not suitable for vans) at the side of Paterson's Land (building) on St John Street;
  • There is pedestrian access (via gate) on St John's Street.
  • There is also an NCP car park at the bottom of St John's Hill (£6.30 for the day, but make sure your parking ticket is stamped to get this reduced price).

Drop off points

  • Holyrood Road: a bay big enough for 3 cars in front of the Paterson's Land building.
  • St John's Street: a small turning circle in front of the pedestrian gate.

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