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Upcoming TechEd Showcase Events

Throughout the year we provide a programme of online, regional and national events focused on the use of assistive technology within education, workplace and home learning. These are a mixture of free and paid for events.


Research and Revision strategies with Inspiration 9

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9th June, 12.30 to 01:30 PM  UK (BST)

Learn how the simplicity of Inspiration and its highly visual approach is helping students with SpLDs and anxiety to succeed; for planning and organising, communicating ideas, making visual notes, academic writing, revision and creating presentations.

Students quickly capture and develop their ideas graphically, kick start the writing process by adding notes and outlining; then either transfer their work to Word or PowerPoint.

A popular recommendation by needs assessors and a go-to-favourite for many schools, colleges and universities, Inspiration has many built-in accessibility features such as the rapid fire tool, large symbols library, text-to-speech, talking interface, audio notes, highly customisable interface and more!

www.inspiration-at.com

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Research and Revision strategies with Inspiration 9

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9th June, 12.30 to 01:30 PM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Learn how the simplicity of Inspiration and its highly visual approach is helping students with SpLDs and anxiety to succeed; for planning and organising, communicating ideas, making visual notes, academic writing, revision and creating presentations.

Students quickly capture and develop their ideas graphically, kick start the writing process by adding notes and outlining; then either transfer their work to Word or PowerPoint.

A popular recommendation by needs assessors and a go-to-favourite for many schools, colleges and universities, Inspiration has many built-in accessibility features such as the rapid fire tool, large symbols library, text-to-speech, talking interface, audio notes, highly customisable interface and more!

www.inspiration-at.com



Inspiration 9 Outlining Techniques for Notetaking and Writing

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10th June, 12.30 to 1:30 PM  UK (BST)

The Outlining methodology is a great way to neatly organise concepts and is suited for users who prefer structure and simplicity and who like to compartmentalise information.

Based on a hierarchy with headings and bullets, Outlines show clear prioritisation and indicate the relationships between topics and sub topics.

Outlining can be used to:

- Create notes from lectures, textbooks and other resources

- Produce a clearly structured plan for an essay or report

- Generate contracts and business plans

In this session, we will focus on the Outlining tool within Inspiration 9. We will look at how Outlines are produced and how these can then be effortlessly exported to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. Additionally we will also look at how to speed up the process of formatting different sections of writing, by configuring the default setting in the Outline view.

www.inspiration-at.com



Inspiration 9 Outlining Techniques for Notetaking and Writing

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10th June, 12.30 to 1:30 PM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Outlining methodology is a great way to neatly organise concepts and is suited for users who prefer structure and simplicity and who like to compartmentalise information.

Based on a hierarchy with headings and bullets, Outlines show clear prioritisation and indicate the relationships between topics and sub topics.

Outlining can be used to:

- Create notes from lectures, textbooks and other resources

- Produce a clearly structured plan for an essay or report

- Generate contracts and business plans

In this session, we will focus on the Outlining tool within Inspiration 9. We will look at how Outlines are produced and how these can then be effortlessly exported to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. Additionally we will also look at how to speed up the process of formatting different sections of writing, by configuring the default setting in the Outline view.

www.inspiration-at.com


CPD FEST Webinar 1/6

Inspiration 10 (NEW) - giving neurodiverse users or those with mental health issues the freedom to capture, express and communicate their ideas and understanding of concepts visually, and support the writing process

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23rd June, 10.30 to 11:30 AM UK (BST)

Launching in September, learn how the simplicity of Inspiration 10 and its highly visual approach supports users with SpLDs and anxiety to succeed academically or in the workplace; for planning and organising, communicating ideas, making visual notes, outlining, writing, revision and creating presentations.

Users quickly capture and develop their ideas graphically, kick start the writing process by adding notes and outlining; then either transfer their work to Word or PowerPoint. 

In this session, learn about the new features and enhancements added to Inspiration 10, to make it even easier to restructure ideas during the outlining and writing process. Plus, we have added support for foreign language characters and emojis.


CPD FEST Webinar 2/6

A guide to ClaroRead including the newest features

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23rd June, 1:00 to 2:00 PM UK (BST)

You have students with dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties: we have software on every platform that can help, but there is so much of it! During the webinar I will show you the main features of ClaroRead and our apps as well as what's new for PC, Mac, Chromebook, tablets and phones. Bring your questions and contact us if you would like a free copy.


CPD FEST Webinar 3/6

Aspire - A full insight to the student support platform

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24th June, 10:30 to 11:30 AM UK (BST)

In the presentation, I will be showing how Aspire's content is dynamic and individual to each student based upon:
- Course and campus of study
- Preferred learning style
- Recommended assistive technology
- How the students course is assessed

I will also be showing some key features within the platform including the option for students to add Tutors, study skills coaches or NMH workers to Aspire to allow them to work interactively via Aspire.


CPD FEST Webinar 4/6

Texthelp - Providing support for all using Read&Write and EquatIO

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24th June, 1:00 to 2:00 PM UK (BST)

During this webinar, each feature of both Read&Write and EquatIO will be demonstrated using specific higher education level content. This will cover the reading & writing, researching and studying tools of Read&Write as well as the expression and study tools of EquatIO. Also, the new exam functionality available within Read&Write will be shown alongside several new updates and how both R&W and EquatIO can be used in a LMS.


CPD FEST Webinar 5/6

Find out more about Ghotit – advanced dyslexia software and mobile applications for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities

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25th June, 10:30 to 11:30 AM UK (BST)

The webinar will introduce you to Ghotit Real Writer & Reader, an assistive technology that helps people with reading and writing issues to communicate freely.

At the core of Ghotit’s patented technology is an advanced set of phonetic, grammatical and context-aware algorithms that assist struggling writers to produce error-free text. Ghotit is used worldwide by people with dyslexia and dysgraphia in many educational institutes and is DSA approved.

The Ghotit solutions include an “All in One” set of tools optimized for assisting reading and writing for those with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities. The Ghotit solutions include the following modules: Spell checker, Grammar checker, Re wording, Word prediction and Reading assistance tools including advanced Screenshot Reader.


CPD FEST Webinar 6/6

Glean - Meaningful notes with minimal effort: the new note-taking app shaped by students

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25th June, 1:00 to 2:00 PM UK (BST)

Any student taking notes — regardless of their learning needs — faces a dilemma: concentrate and engage in the moment, or create notes to return to and consolidate. It is a problem that we have been pondering at Sonocent for over a decade and one that, to date, we argue that no other note-taking tool or accommodation solves. 

That argument is based on over 500 studies and research papers, interviews with more than 5000 students, and surveys with upwards of 1,200 Disability Services professionals. 

This presentation will endeavour to explain why we should be concerned with the impact that the notetaker’s dilemma can have on students’ learning experience: how it affects their access to information, engagement, and ultimately attainment. We will listen to students as they explore why note-taking is important to their learning so delegates can discuss and debate the question of whether, without good note taking, students’ talent and time goes to waste. 

We will then explore our new dual online/offline web app, Glean, now available through the DSA. It has been developed in partnership with students and disability and accessibility professionals to solve this dilemma. In particular, we will look at the simple workflows students can follow to take personalised notes, as well as the accessibility features that have been baked in from Glean’s inception. 

Plus, we will share student feedback collected from learners using Glean and show  how they have been able to accommodate or overcome their individual challenges to note-taking as a result of a disability or learning difficulty.


AT SEN Webinar 1/7 - For Schools and Colleges

Create and share symbol supported resources online with Widgit

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29th June, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

We will be demonstrating Widgit Online which comes with our database of over 18,000 Widgit Symbols.

Widgit Online allows you to create visual, communication and learning supports in your web browser using 100s of easy-to-use templates with no installation or updating required!

Widgit Online is now iPad compatible! You can now create and edit Widgit Online documents and grids using your iOS device.

Find out how you can share resources with colleagues, friends and family using our "Group Accounts". We will also show you how to turn your resources into PDF documents and view them on a iPad or tablet.

We will also demonstrate our "Dual Language" add on which allows you to translate your materials into more than 80 different languages!


AT SEN Webinar 2/7 - For Schools and Colleges

ClaroRead in the classroom and exams

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30th June, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

You have students with dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties: we have software on every platform that can help, but there is so much of it! During the webinar I will show you the main features of ClaroRead and focus on how it can be used in the classroom and during exams. Bring your questions and contact us if you would like a free individual copy.


AT SEN Webinar 3/7 - For Schools and Colleges

DSA Portal - Join the community and start a conversation, to gain the advice you need to help provide the best support for your students

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1st July, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

For those who support students with additional needs or disabilities, it can often feel as if we are working in isolation from our colleagues. It can also be difficult to communicate with our peers to discuss support strategies and the latest developments in assistive technology. The Student Support Portal was set up to provide an on-line community for professionals, students and parents to share best practice and engage with the assistive technology publishers and manufacturers.


AT SEN Webinar 4/7 - For Schools and Colleges

Inspiration 9: helping students with SpLDs and Anxiety to visually organise their thoughts, communicate their ideas, structure writing & retain information

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2nd July, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

Learn how the simplicity of Inspiration and its highly visual approach is helping students with SpLDs and anxiety to succeed; for planning and organising, communicating ideas, making notes, writing, revision and creating presentations.

Students quickly capture and develop their ideas graphically, kick start the writing process by adding notes and outlining; then either transfer their work to Word or PowerPoint.

A popular recommendation by needs assessors and a go-to-favourite for many schools, colleges and universities, Inspiration has many built-in accessibility features such as the rapid fire tool, large symbols library, text-to-speech, talking interface, audio notes, highly customisable interface and more!

Attend this webinar and get a free copy of Inspiration 9.


AT SEN Webinar 5/7 - For Schools and Colleges

Get the most out of your assistive technology (AT) for learners and teachers with the e-learning portal, Learning Labs

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7th July, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

More and more schools are using assistive software programs to support diverse learning needs. This often includes text to speech, dictation and mindmapping tools, but doesn’t include the support on how to use such programs.

Learning Labs is an e-learning portal with over 3,000 tutorials (or ‘Labs,’ as we call them) designed to help assistive technology (AT) users to get the most out of their AT.

Join us to discover how Learning Labs can offer ongoing e-learning support for your pupils and teachers on understanding everything your AT has to offer. Plus, get your own free trial licence.


AT SEN Webinar 6/7 - For Schools and Colleges

BATA - Preparing your SEND students for university - get
a head start with the  Disabled Student Allowance programme

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8th July, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

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AT SEN Webinar 7/7 - For Schools and Colleges

Helping SEND students to succeed with spelling - using the new whole school web-based solution: Wordshark Online!

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9th July, 4:00 to 4:45 PM UK (BST)

We will present Wordshark Online, our new whole school solution helping SEND students to succeed with spelling, as well as challenging high achievers to develop their spelling vocabulary.

New age-neutral graphics make the program usable with a wide age range including secondary.

Based on the highly successful classic Wordshark, the online version adds a placement test and a course with automatic progression, thus freeing up teacher time to concentrate help where it is needed most.

We can also show you how to create lists of your own, and to set work to support individual students.


ATEC 2020 - 8th October, Coventry

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The annual ATEC event will be held in Coventry on the 8th October 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, and we’d like to invite you to join us.  

With each event, we bring together disability and inclusion professionals from both post-16 education and the workplace to learn about new assistive technology product developments, emerging trends and practical strategies for optimising its use.  

Take a look at our agenda which includes:  

  • Sponsors welcome by: Neil Cottrell – CEO, LexAble – My story with dyslexia 
  • Whole conference keynotes by: Robin Spinks – Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility at RNIB andMike Adams OBE – CEO, Purple 
  • The opportunity to attend 4 break-out CPD seminars, from a choice of 16 
  • Dedicated time to meet with 25 exhibitors
  • Q&A Panel Whole Conference Event 

Assistive Technology SEN Showcase for Schools and Colleges - 15th October, Birmingham 

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SAVE THE DATE - More details to follow soon  

This event is FREE to attend and gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest updates from 8 assistive technology providers between 9 am and 1.05 pm. This is delivered in a carousel format where you will break into small groups of 5-7 people and move around the room, listening to 20-minute presentations by assistive technology providers, whilst seated at their stand.  

Free licences and freebies will be available from some of the presenters.


AT Speed-Date Roadshows - For  Further and Higher Education and the Workplace

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SAVE THE DATE - More details to follow soon  

These events are FREE to attend and give you the opportunity to listen to the latest updates from 8 assistive technology providers between 9 am and 1.05 pm. This is delivered in a speed-date format where you will break into small groups of 5-7 people and move around the room, listening to 20-minute presentations by assistive technology providers, whilst seated at their stand.  

Where and When:

11th November, 9 am to 1.05 pm – Sheffield

12th November, 9 am to 1.05 pm – Birmingham

25th November, 9 am to 1.05 pm – Newcastle

26th November, 9 am to 1.05 pm – Glasgow

2nd December, 9 am to 1.05 pm – London

Time: 9am to 1.05pm  

Price: FREE refreshments are provided  

Free licences and freebies will be available from some of the presenters.