Natspec delegates speak to TechAbility experts

Natspec Conference was busy for our new Assistive Technologists Neil and Fil

Natspec delegates speak to TechAbility experts

26th April 2018

The TechAbility stand at the Natspec Conference was busy for the whole two days, as staff from specialist colleges had their questions answered by Assistive Technologists Neil Beck and Fil McIntyre.  National experts Fil and Neil have just been appointed, funded by the Ian Karten Charitable Trust in partnership with Natspec’s TechAbility service. They talked to a range of delegates about how Assistive Technology could transform learning opportunities.  Many wanted to take up the opportunity of a visit to review their AT provision and discuss how TechAbility could support them and help their learners access the curriculum more easily.  Delegates were also keen to pick up some practical tips and to share how their learners were using technologies, from iPads to eye-gaze.

If you would like to discuss TechAbility or your Assistive Technology provision with Neil or Fil, please email them at

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