ATEC - October 2018 Newsletter- Issue 4

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HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE TO USE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) marked Dyslexia Awareness Week in October with a webinar run by Abi James, chair of their New Technologies Committee. The theme was Realising Potential Through Enabling Technologies

Especially interesting for ATEC members is the work she has been doing with the ECS Accessibility Team at the University of Southampton, exploring How approaches to developing and delivering assistive technology and digital accessibility can improve its effectiveness.


ATEC - Coventry - Get Involved!


Aimed at disability professionals and technologists involved in post 16 education and the workplace, our ATEC conference on the 28th March 2019 will showcase excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work.


Please get in touch if you would like to exhibit, be a sponsor or if 

you have research findings or a case study that you think would

 be beneficial to share.


   

KAZ QUALIFICATION 

SET TO GO LIVE AT 

BETT 2019

A new version of the touch typing program Kaz to be launched at Bett 2019 will be the first typing tutor to be offered the City & Guilds Assured accreditation.



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SCANNING PEN HELPS UNIVERSITIES MEET THE NEEDS OF THEIR EXAM CANDIDATES

While the major exam boards for GCSE and A-levels scramble to make wholesale changes to the format of exam papers for learners with print impairments who qualify for a reader


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More about FindMyFlow


A comprehensive study resource that uniquely combines Study Skills with Assistive Technology. 


Please click here to find out more www.findmyflow.co.uk

   


Industry News

NEW COLLEGE SWINDON AWARDED DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY QUALITY MARK 

New College Swindon has been recognised by the BDA for its dyslexia work, incorporating assistive technology and tools where possible, such as the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). READ MORE

TORY PARTY CONFERENCE: POTENTIAL OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IS 'TRULY TRANSFORMATORY' 

Steve Tyler, director of assistive technology at Leonard Cheshire told Tory Party conference that disabled people need assistive technology earlier. While it was often available when disabled people were in education or in work. “What about before you’re in work? That’s the time when you need to engage with technology." READ MORE

MENALTECH IMPLEMENTS VIRTUAL SIGN LANGUAGE 

A Jordan-based start-up creating assistive technologies has developed a virtual sign-language interpreter that translates on-screen content to sign language. READ MORE

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE - DISABILITY IN A WORKPLACE

A good news radio story about George Dobbie's experience of positive support and training for disabled people in the workplace. READ MORE

MINDVIEW, LEXXIC AND TEXTHELP SPENT TIME WITH COUTTS BANK FINDING OUT THEY SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH NEUROLOGICAL DIFFERENCES 


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