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Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

ICT and Literacy Seminar

Edinburgh - 10th December 2014

The event will explore how technology can be used to support learners with additional support needs in assessment of literacy skills.

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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

iPads and Communication: Fully Featured AAC Apps from Symbols to Text

This course focuses on iPads as communication devices. We will look at Apps that can serve as full expressive communication systems, including symbol-....

  • Date: Thursday, 27th November

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Our latest blog post

New in iOS 8

The latest iOS, (iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads, features new Accessibility options as well as a few enhancements to existing tools.   These inc....

  • Posted: 27th November 2014

Read more on our latest blog

Upcoming webinar

Introduction to online staff training modules for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

This webinar will describe a set of free resources introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), created by CALL Scotland with funding from the Right to Speak campaign. These include v....

  • Date: Tuesday, 2nd December

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Upcoming event

London Communication Matters Roadshow

Communication Matters Roadshows give attendees the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest advances in the field of AAC. These are product demonstration days supported and presented by our C....

  • Date: Tuesday, 2nd December

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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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An open-access reference library within the centre. Some books, journal articles, videos and other material can be borrowed. Such as:

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.

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