Access and Inclusion Through Technology
A round up of news from the world of assistive technology. Read, Share, Debate, and Act! SEE HERE
NB: Webinars listed below are UK based so some of the regulations around education/employment may differ to Ireland but the information could still be useful….
Wednesday 12 May 12:30 to 13:30
Mobile apps: getting ready with CDDO (previously GDS) NB Mobile apps come within scope of public sector body accessibility regulations 23 June 2021
Wednesday 12 May 16:00 to 16:30
Seeing AI App to Support Those with Visual Impairment and also Those with Literacy Difficulties
Thursday 27 May 14:00 to 16:00
Improving access for HE students who are deaf or have a hearing loss
Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 June 2021 (various times)
Lost in Transition? Supporting young people with vision impairment for post school transitions
Virtual International Dyslexia Conference – REBEL VOICES
9-10 September 2021. Watch & listen to dyslexia experts share their knowledge on a wide range of themes:-
- Is Dyslexia a class issue?
- Being an adult dyslexic, a European perspective; a study from various countries.
- How important is phonics to dyslexic learning.
- Why the Empowerment Passport can help people with dyslexia of all ages.
- What is it like to be a black person with dyslexia?
- Dyslexia and Relationships.
- How to best teach maths to students with dyscalculia?
- Plus, many more. It’s recorded, so if you can’t make those days you can watch the presentations later
REGISTER HERE (COST £25 STG)
FREE WEBINAR: 27th May: This webinar will cover the impact of self-initiated mobility on the development of young children and will describe who can benefit from the Explorer Mini. To clarify this from daily practice it will also cover different case studies with an Explorer Mini intervention. If this is a topic of your interest and you want to attend this session:
Festival of Accessibility! 20th May 2021: There will be keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions. You’ll discover how you could and should be building accessibility into your digital plans. And we’ll uncover what’s coming next for the digital space. Further information/Registration HERE
*LIVE WEBINARS*: Limited Seats Available
11th May: The Hardware to the Software: Everything you need to know to make an iPad Switch Accessible. Part 2 REGISTER HERE
15th June: A Deeper Dive into DIY AT for the New Normal REGISTER HERE
Survey on AT and Sport Engagement
Maynooth University’s ALL Institute is undertaking a survey to learn more about how every-day assistive technologies (notably those on the APL) facilitate engagement in sport. This 15 min Survey is titled GATE‘s Priority Assistive Products and their impact on AT-user’s Participation in & Engagement with Sport. By anonymously answering this survey you are contributing to important research surrounding AT & Sports. The survey will be open until Wednesday, May 19th 2021. TAKE SURVEY HERE
Foundations in AT Course 2021:
Enable Ireland’s Certified Foundations in Assistive Technology is a 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) course accredited by Technological University Dublin, through the College of Engineering and Built Environment. The course is delivered via 11 webinars on the Microsoft Teams platform and Moodle.
We’re delighted to announce that we’re now enrolling for the Foundations in AT Course 2021 which commences on 7th September. For further information/enrolment please see HERE