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Training

Making assistive technology decisions: assistive technology for students who have a vision impairment

Accessible and alternative formats for inclusive practice.

  • 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.

    • Online
    • 10:00 – 12:00

About

The third course in our series 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:

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 20.

What we cover

This two-hour live online course will cover:

  • Taking a student-centred approach
  • Technology in different contexts
  • Software and hardware (including apps)
  • Accessible and alternative formats
  • Collaborative working and sources of support

Training outcomes

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

We are pleased to offer a discount on each course of the ‘making assistive technology decisions’ series. Please email training@jisc.ac.uk for the discount code.

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.

VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact training@jisc.ac.uk if you require more information.

Commission this course

Email training@jisc.ac.uk to talk to us about commissioning this course for your institution.

Contact

For more information, email training@jisc.ac.uk or phone 01235 822242.