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Free online webinars - 29th June- 2nd July and 7th - 9th July

from 4.00 - 4.45pm

TechEd Showase will be hosting 6 live assistive technology SEN twilight webinars, which will take place between 4.00-4.45pm on the 29th June - 2nd July and 7th - 9th July.

Once you have registered, you will be able to watch any of the webinars live or you'll have access to watch the recorded webinars until Friday 17th July, so you won't miss out!

Webinars will be presented by:

Widgit on Monday 29th June

Claro Software on Tuesday 30th June

The DSA Portal on Wednesday 1st July

Inspiration 10 by TechEd Marketing on Thursday 2nd July

Learning Labs on Tuesday 7th July

BATA on Wednesday 8th July

Wordshark Online on Thursday 9th July

This event is aimed at SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Senior Leadership Team, SEN Governors, Local Authority SEND Advisors, Additional Learning Support and Disability Advisers, Occupational Therapists, Specialist Mentors, Study Skills Tutors, and Specialist TAs in schools and colleges.


Showcase Webinar Presenters

Presentation by Widgit: Create and share symbol supported resources online

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!

About Widgit

Presentation by Claro Software: ClaroRead in the classroom and exams

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.

About Claro Software 

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

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.

About The DSA Portal

Presentation by Inspiration : Inspiration 10: helping students with SpLDs and Anxiety to visually organise their thoughts, communicate their ideas, structure writing & retain information

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 10.

About TechEd Marketing, the Publisher

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

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.

About Learning Labs

Presentation by BATA (British Assistive Technology Association) : Preparing your SEND students for university - get a head start with the  Disabled Student Allowance programme

This session will cover the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) system, including the benefits of applying, the application process and what is involved in the DSA Assessment of Need and the types of equipment, assistive software and one to one support that can be funded via the DSA.

About BATA

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

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.

About Wordshark Online