University of Edinburgh, Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Tel: 0131 651 6235/6236 Fax: 0131 651 6234 Contact: CALL Scotland Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.callscotland.org.uk Service Area covered Scotland Population served 0-19 years Scale Approximate 40 new referrals per year; current caseload 165. Some learners are referred for reasons other than AAC, e.g. computer access, dyslexia, etc, and so AAC clients number around 80. Services provided Assistive Technology and AAC Assessment, and ongoing supportLoan of equipment for trialTraining, seminars, webinars and conferencesInformation and advicePublications and resourcesResearchFree high quality Scottish and Gaelic computer voices for AACBooks for All Database of books in accessible formats.Websites:- CALL Scotland – main CALL site- AAC Scotland – AAC resources and online learning- Books for All – accessible digital learning materials- Adapted Digital Assessments – technology in assessment and examinations- Personal Communication Passports - Person-centred booklets for those who cannot easily speak for themselves.- Scottish Voices – free Scottish voices for the public sector- WordTalk – free text reader. Staffing 10 members of staff (8.3 FTE) comprising:- 2 x Specialist Speech and Language Therapists- 1 x Engineer/Educational Technologist- 1 x Teacher (Additional Support Needs)- 1 x Teacher (Complex Additional Support Needs)- 1 x Assistive Technologist- 1 x Information Coordinator- 1 x Technology Support Officer / web developer- 1 x Administrator- 1 x Senior Secretary/Resource Developer Funded by Jointly funded:- Scottish Government- Local Authorities- Research/Project Grants- Consultancy- Income from Training- Publications, etc. Permanent or project Neither. Ongoing service, but on temporary (1 or 2 year) funding. Year set up 1983 Referral process Through schools and Education Authorities.