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Assistive Technology Trends
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Assistive Technology Trends
Assistive Technology Trends
Assistive Technology Trends
Assistive Technology Trends
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Assistive Technology Trends

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Dr Abi James' presentation from Iansyst Assess 2010 conference on trends in Assistive Technology.

Dr Abi James' presentation from Iansyst Assess 2010 conference on trends in Assistive Technology.

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  • 2010 student intact have been exposed to these tools at home & school throughout their secondary schools
  • Context aware computing involves a range of technologies to capture context information. These could include for example: accelerometers to interpret movement (eg to convert a display from landscape to portrait depending on orientation); sensors to record heat, light, pressure, humidity; location aware technologies such as GPS; and identification technologies such as RFID
  • Mainstream hardware can now be AT e.g. note-taker for VI users?
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    • 1. Latest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions.
      Abi James
      iansyst
    • 2. What do we mean by assistive technology?
      An umbrella term for any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed
      World Health Organisation
    • 3. So when does technology become assistive technology?
      • When it is applied to meet access needs?
      • 4. When it improves productivity?
      Mainstream technology can easily become assistive technology
    • 5. Assistive or Mainstream?
    • 6. Personal computing developments since 2006
      2010 student intake have been exposed to these tools at home & school
    • 7. Technology Trends affecting AT
      Portability & mobile devices
      Anywhere computing; anywhere internet access
      • cloud computing
      New ways of paying
      • subscription / app model / free & shareware
      Touch interface
      • Mobiles and full size devices
    • Key Technology Trends
      Mainstream 2011-2014
      E-books became mainstream during 2009
    • 8. Use of mobile technology in the real world…
      Recent survey of 238 users:
      17% said their mobile was more important than their computer
      85% said their phone had a calendar of which 74% said they used it
      62% accessed the internet on their phones
      Over 78% interacted with text files in someway on their phones
    • 9. Graduate skills & assistive technology use
      Assistive technology usage is higher when they receive training on it
      Assistive technology use needs to be embedded within students coping strategies
      For disabled students to gain graduate skills they must….
      Embed assistive technology within their graduate skills
      AND understand how to use those skills with the latest technology in the workplace
    • 10. We can’t tie students to their desks to use their assistive technology when the world is moving on…..
    • 11. Putting this into the DSA context
      Assistive technology recommendations and training needs to take account of current & future technology usage – e.g. using literacy support tools when working online
      Mainstream hardware can now be AT
      How to we cope with new payment systems:
      Downloadable apps
      Web-based subscription services
    • 12. What are we going to see at the conference?
      Student support:
      Integrating assistive technology into study skills support
      Screening for dyscalculia
      Access to alternative formats & the Right to Read campaign
    • 13. What are we going to see at the conference?
      Mainstream hardware for note taking & computer access
      Touch screen technology developments in AT
      Audio and handwriting recordings with Olympus recorders, LiveScribe pen & Audio Notetaker
    • 14. What are we going to see at the conference?
      Latest software developments
      Mind mapping
      Dolphin software
      Accessibility outside windows:
      Apple Mac accessibility including using iPod Touch
      Reading, organisation and writing support on mobile phones
    • 15. Enjoy!
    • 16. Contact details:
      Abi James
      Iansyst
      Fen House
      Fen Road
      Cambridge
      CB4 1UN
      Email: abi@iansyst.co.uk
      Tel: 01223 420101
      Web: www.dyslexic.com
      www.iansyst.co.uk
      www.itspc.co.uk

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