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Voice control for accessibility


7 December 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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“Alexa, turn on my lamp”. Voice control devices are convenient for most, but for many people with disabilities they can be a solution to accessing information, entertainment and controlling their environment. This session will give an overview of the key technologies available, their advantages and limitations. There will also be practical advice on how to operate these in learning and residential settings, while safeguarding users. Subjects covered include:

  • Basic setup and access
  • Controlling the environment – lights, fans, TVs
  • How to use if you don’t have a voice
  • Using in a learning and/or residential setting
  • Tips and tricks
  • Future developments to aid accessibility – dysarthric speech access, AI bots

This training is also available as an in-house programme. For further information please contact


The below cost is for each attendee. All attendees need to register separately.

  • Natspec and Karten members £80 +VAT
  • Natspec affiliates £105 +VAT
  • Non-members £125 +VAT

Attendees will be invoiced after the event.

Book your place

As this course has restricted places, we are limiting bookings to 4 per organisation as a maximum. If you would like this training for more people, please contact you find that you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the space available for others.  

By booking a place on this course, you’re agreeing to our cancellation terms and conditions.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that they can access Zoom events. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or wish to test your system is compatible, please use the test meeting facility.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep this somewhere accessible and check your spam before contacting with any issues.