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The first course in a series of four on the theme of making assistive technology decisions. You should come with some understanding of the experiences of students who are disabled or have additional support requirements.
Suitable for those seeking an introduction to needs assessment in further and higher education, there will also be opportunities for more experienced practitioners to reflect on or enhance their existing practice. Supporting materials and directions to further sources of professional development will be provided.
The other courses in this 'making assistive technology decisions' series will be delivered during 2022 and will cover the following topics:
- Strategic approaches to implementing assistive technology
- Assistive technology for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Assistive technology for students who have a vision impairment
Who should attend
People working in further and higher education with an interest in assistive technology and empowering disabled students. 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, or lecturer.
Maximum group size 20.
What we cover
This two hour live online course will cover:
- Taking a student-centred approach
- Tailoring recommendations to context
- Collaborative working
- Helpful frameworks
- Professional development
By the end of the session you will be able to:
- Use student-centred methods when making AT recommendations
- Consider where AT sits in terms of reasonable adjustments and inclusive practice
- Apply frameworks that support information gathering and decision making
- Identify preferred methods for continuing professional development
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc members - £95 + VAT
- Non member, not-for-profit - £115 + VAT
- Other organisations - £150 + VAT
If you book all four courses in the ‘making assistive technology decisions’ series, we offer a four for the price of three discount.
Please email email@example.com for the discount code if booking all four sessions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 01235 822242.