We’re delighted to share with you details of both FREE and PAID webinars and AT resources which we hope will be of interest. Please share as you feel appropriate.
Assistive Technology in Primary Education
We have launched a new free self-directed e-learning module: Assistive Technology in Primary Education. This is aimed at teachers, parents and special needs assistants. This is the first module in a series, and we will be working over the summer on the remaining modules, with a plan to launch them in September. Access the module HERE
An introduction to TextAid TextAid is a reading, writing and studying tool that increases confidence, motivation and independence. Users listen to an audio version of assignments, textbooks, web pages, scanned notes, personal documents, and more while reading along with the highlighted text. Want to find out more? REGISTER HERE for a free webinar “Using Textaid and Pro Study together” on Monday 1st November @ 2 pm
Access and Inclusion Through Technology
A round-up of news from the world of assistive technology. Read, Share, Debate, and Act! SEE HERE
Technology to Make Learning Easier – Free Online Course/Resource
Technology can have a positive, role in making learning easier and in giving students and educators greater choices in how, where and when they learn. In this free course/resource, aimed at TY students and educators (but applicable to all), we offer training videos, links and advice to make reading, writing and studying easier for students. It explores various free technologies either already on your computer, your phones or technology that is free to download. START TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE LEARNING EASIER
AHEAD Start is AHEAD’s online learning training course on supporting students with disabilities in Further and Higher education.
Professional staff, such as teachers, careers advisors or dedicated support staff working within Irish Further Education & Training and Higher Education. This course is focused on Irish law and legislation and working in the Irish context. As such, it is open to professional staff working in Ireland only. DATE: 17th Jan 2022 to mid-March. Further information/registration HERE
Top tips for dyslexia and technology. This webinar will examine the digital barriers to avoid, and explain good practice for enabling dyslexic users online. Topics we’ll cover include: the challenges with communication, the tech and tools available, speech to text software, plus much more.
Free webinar. Tuesday 5th October @ 1 p.m. REGISTER HERE
Please see below for a range of free upcoming webinars from AbleNet. Please note any potential difference in time zone prior to registering.
6 October: Coaching Parents to Use Innovative, Practical Assistive Technology Tools and Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Their Children While Learning From Home. REGISTER HERE
13 October: Engaging and Interactive Literacy Journey for Learners with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. REGISTER HERE
4 November: Making Math Relevant and Meaningful: Hands-on Activities to Engage Learners with Severe and Multiple Disabilities.