Assistive Technology: A Starter Kit

Join us for a free webinar.

We talk to Assistive Technologists and ask them to outline their “essentials.” Anticipate a range of options for creating a basic kit for assessment, access and teaching. Showing that Assistive Technology does not have to be time consuming or expensive.

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Introduction to Switches

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In this webinar see how to practically set up switches to make choices or interact. Perfect for those seeking a refresher or for those using switches for the first time. Expect a range of techniques for switching with input for computers, tablets and wireless connectors considered.

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Overcoming the barriers: Technology for everyone

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There is an understanding that through courage and patience those we work with can overcome so much.

Can we apply this to our own use of technology?

This webinar unpicks the difficulties we have with technology and will give real life examples and some simple tools to get started. Perfect for those who would describe themselves as technophobes; take the first steps and start your journey here.

This webinar has been rescheduled from the 18 October to the 5 November.

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TechAbility Conference 2018

How often do you get the chance to spend a day focusing on the difference technology can make to the everyday learning experience of students with SEND? TechAbility 2018 conference is your chance to embark on a journey of discovery for your learners, you have the challenging job of engaging them and now we have the chance to challenge you.

TechAbility presents a conference for all who wish to improve and expand Assistive Technology provision for their learners. We have been lucky enough to visit several colleges and centres in the UK and have collected the best practice and themes for education improvement.

This one-day conference is focussed on increasing skills and knowledge across the FE sector. Designed to enable leaders, managers and practitioners to choose the right solutions for learners and provide an environment which supports AT to deliver education and training outcomes.

Attendees will be able to select from a range of workshops delivered by experts in the field of assistive technology and education. For full details of the workshops along with members of our exciting panel discussing Assistive Technology implementation please view the agenda.

Assistive Technology hardware and software will be showcased in an exhibition featuring suppliers relevant to the FE and training sector.

In addition, there will be opportunities to network and learn from other providers who are implementing AT solutions.

Who should attend?

  • Specialist College leaders and managers
  • Leaders of specialist training provision
  • Assistive Technology practitioners
  • Tutors and Learning Support

Key themes

  • Does your IT support your AT?
  • Assessing learners with complex needs
  • Virtual and Mixed reality as assistive technologies
  • Using voice control for access and learning
  • Creating learning opportunities using mainstream tools
  • The impact AT can have on learning – case studies
  • Try for yourself – experience eyegaze, VR, switching, voice control…


£100+vat for non-members

£50+vat for full Natspec members (specialist providers)

£80+vat for Transform members (other providers)  Become a Transform member

Bookings are now closed if you would like to attend please contact Rita Buckley

General information

We will send you an e-mail confirmation and joining instructions, including a venue map approximately one week before the event.

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 5 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 5 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.