CALL Scotland webinars

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Webinars are a convenient way to view live presentations that are delivered to your computer or tablet over the web. During a presentation as well as listening to the presenter you can view documents, programs and most importantly ask questions about the live presentation.
CALL Scotland are hosting a range of free assistive technology related webinars that look interesting.

Some Upcoming webinars

Widgit Software Apps for Supporting Language and Literacy
Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Creating Accessible Documents in Word
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Exploring the Creativity iPad App Wheel
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

There are also a selection of archived videos of webinars
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Assistive Technology Webinars


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Are you looking for free expert training and advice is assistive technology?

Then consider signing up for a webinar.  There are lots of webinars available within various areas of assistive technology.  Some have a charge, but there are many freely available for anyone to take part in.

A webinar is a live meeting that takes place over the web.  The meeting can be a presentation, discussion, demonstration, or an instructional session.  Participants can view documents and applications via their computers, while join in the discussion by audio or via a live Q&A text area.

Many assistive technology suppliers and organisations are using webinars as a way to share information.  Below are a list of a few online webinars that you can register on or listen to archived sessions.

Inclusive technology

The Great Lakes ADA Center’s

ATIA Online Professional Development

Don Johnston Incorporated

AbleNet University Live Webinars

Iowa Assistive Technology Professional Development Network

Switch Assessment Webinar

webinarComing up tomorrow is a free online webinar hosted by AbleNet University. These webinars are free and provide good practical information on a range of Assistive Technology topics.

Date 10th February 2015 at 11:00am CST (or 17:00 hrs. GMT) – 60 minutes.
Title: Switch Assessment, Part 1: Determining the best switch type and location for clients with muscle weakness
This Webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access for clients with muscle weakness.

If you can’t make this one, you can keep an eye on AbleNet University’s Upcoming Live Webinars.

Also on switch assessment which is worth having a look at, is the ACE Centre (North)’s publication on Switch Assessment and Planning Framework for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Upcoming Webinars

webinarHere are some free AbleNet webinars coming up over the next few days. I have taken part in some of these webinars before.  They are straight forward to connect, no special software required and the training is of a high standard.

Part 1 of 2 ECT (Environmental Communication Teaching) Strategies for Implementation

Wednesday, December 10

This webinar will train on the basics of Environmental Communication Training and the common solutions to classroom communication that it can provide. We will go through the process of identifying “ECT” students and look at classroom activities and the type of communication opportunity it provides to nonspeaking student. Examples will be used to develop an understanding of communicative requirements of educational, vocational, and community activities.

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

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Talking Adaptive Books – Guaranteed to Spark Student Interest!

Thursday, December 11

This webinar will provide a comparison between the characteristics of Classroom Suite and PowerPoint so that teachers can decide which software application will best fit the needs of their students. Attendees will also learn tips and tricks in both programs to make a short adaptive book. Techniques acquired in this webinar can easily transfer to other content areas. A step-by-step handout on adapting a book in both Classroom Suite and PowerPoint will be available to all participants.

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST

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The Top 5 iPad apps for Struggling Readers and Writers

December 16, 2014

Description: There are many apps available to support struggling learners in the classroom. This webinar will present the top 5 apps to get you started, to help support your struggling student immediately. These apps support access to textbooks, research, and learning materials, as well as support for reading, writing, and completing homework. Apps to support literacy and executive functioning, including text to speech, voice recognition (speech to text), accessible textbooks and learning materials, word prediction, note taking, audio recording, mind-mapping and scheduling / reminders. You will learn realistic application and implementation to begin using in your classroom today! iPad accessibility features (built-in) will also be discussed.

  • 4:00pm CST – 60 minutes

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For the full listing of webinars select the link below

Full Webinar Schedule Available Online


Need to up skill in SmartboxAT’s products?

WebinarSmartbox have some usefull webinars also coming up that will help you learn more about their products and services. For anyone new to their products they have some really good customisable software for communication, computer control and software designed for eye gaze users.

Their webinars over the next few months are on a variety of topics such as Fast Talker, Look to Learn and Grid 2 covering early interaction up to text communication.

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