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Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

Speech Recognition in Practice

Edinburgh - 15th January 2015

Is Speech Recognition software finally beginning to realise it's potential for learners with additional support needs?

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The Scottish Children's Book Awards

An innovative nationwide reading project.

CALL Scotland has worked with the Scottish Book Trust and the authors and publishers to create accessible digital versions of the nine shortlisted books.

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Curriculum for Excellence

Can you be a :

  • Successful learner - if you can't read books and learning materials?
  • Confident individual - if you depend on others to read or write for you?
  • Responsible citizen - if you don't have access to information?
  • An effective contributor - if you can't communicate?

Read on to see how we can help.

Books for All

Accessible Curriculum Materials for Students with ASN.

Books for All is about learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for people who have difficulty reading ordinary printed books.

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Some of our main services

We run our own programme of courses and in-service training.

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Loans for communication, to individuals with disabilities.

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For individual children and young people in Scotland with ASN.

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Our current projects which include: Digital Exams and Books for All.

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Upcoming Professional Learning

Supporting Learners with Dyslexia (Primary)

Primary school pupils with dyslexia or reading and writing difficulties face challenges in accessing the curriculum. Learn how to find and use textboo....

  • Date: Thursday, 22nd January

Read more about upcoming training and CPD

Our latest blog post

How to speak to an Android

Voice personal assistants are becoming increasingly popular with the rise of Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now.  Siri and Goog....

  • Posted: 15th December 2014

Read more on our latest blog

Upcoming webinar

The CALL Supporting Writing Difficulties InfoGraph

This webinar will introduce you to a new CALL resource; the Writing Difficulties InfoGraph, a practical guide which offers a range of hints and tips on improving opportunities for child....

  • Date: Wednesday, 14th January

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Case study

Ella's Story

Ella is a 5 year old girl who communicates using a combination of vocalisation, gesture, pointing to symbols, and her own gestures / signs. However, it is very difficult to understand her communication out of context.

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Research & Development

Learning materials in accessible, alternative formats.

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Digital versions of SQA exam papers.

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Free speech-to-text plug-in developed for Microsoft Word.

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A very high quality Scottish synthetic voice.

Read more about the Scottish Voice