Making assistive technology decisions: assistive technology for students who have a vision impairment
Considering technology for different tasks using a student-centred approach
- One standalone session, or part of a series of four themed courses
- Two hours
- £95 - £150 + VAT
This course will be held on
20 April 2023
This course will be run over Zoom and you'll receive full joining instructions upon booking.
- 10:00 – 12:00
One of four courses on the theme of making assistive technology decisions. While it is useful if you have some understanding of the experiences of students who have a vision impairment, those new to the field are welcome. In this course, the term vision impairment includes students who are blind, have low/partial vision and those with cerebral vision impairment (CVI).
Suitable for those seeking an introduction to assistive technology for VI students in further and higher education, there will also be opportunities for more experienced practitioners to reflect on or enhance their existing practice. Supporting materials will be provided.
The other courses in this 'making assistive technology decisions' series will cover the following topics:
- Needs assessment essentials
- Strategic approaches to implementing assistive technology
- Assistive technology for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Who should attend
People working in further and higher education with an interest in assistive technology and empowering students with vision impairment. This will likely include, but is not restricted to, people working in roles such as: disability adviser, needs assessor, assistive technologist, student support adviser, teaching assistant, alternative format creator, or lecturer.
Maximum group size 30.
On completion you will be ready to:
- Raise awareness among colleagues of the diverse technologies available to empower students with vision impairment
- Appreciate the individual experiences of students with a vision impairment, including those with co-occurring conditions or Cerebral Vision Impairment
- Investigate opportunities for collaborative working with specialists
- Raise awareness of the role of assistive technology in education
- Understand the value of a student centred, collaborative approach
- Encourage participants to use evidence to inform decision-making about AT
- Identify next steps to build staff skills and improve AT implementation
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Use student-centred methods when making AT recommendations for students with vision impairment
- Consider where AT sits in terms of reasonable adjustments and inclusive practice
- Apply frameworks that support information gathering and decision making
- Begin to create an expert network to support your practice
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc members - £95 + VAT
- Non member, not-for-profit - £115 + VAT
- Other organisations - £150 + VAT
*Jisc members - One free place per organisation using code "ONEFREE", subsequent places at a cost of £95 + VAT.
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Member types and VAT information
Jisc members: typically publicly funded FE, HE and Research institutions.
Non-members, not-for-profit: Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers.
Other organisations: Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers.
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