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Latest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions

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information on Assistive technology presented at the iansyst DSA Roadshow

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  • 2010 student intact have been exposed to these tools at home & school throughout their secondary schools
  • Mainstream hardware can now be AT e.g. note-taker for VI users?
  • Mainstream hardware can now be AT e.g. note-taker for VI users?
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    • 1. Technology UpdateLatest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions.
      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 in an education context
    • 5. Assistive or Mainstream?
    • 6. Personal computing developments since 2004
      2011 student intake have been exposed to these tools at home & school
    • 7. Technology Trends affecting AT
      Portability & mobile devices
      • computer in your pocket
      Anywhere computing; anywhere internet access
      • cloud computing
      New ways of paying
      • subscription / app model / free & shareware
      Touch interface
      • Mobiles and full size devices
    • 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
    • 8. 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
    • 9. We can’t tie students to their desks to use their assistive technology when the world is moving on…..
    • 10. Putting this into the DSA context
      Assistive technology recommendations and training need to take into account current & future technology usage e.g.
      • Accessing and reading resources online-on the go
      • 11. Collaborative working on the cloud
    • Putting this into the DSA context
      Mainstream & mobile hardware should be considered as assistive technology in the right context
      How do we cope with new payment models:
      • Downloadable apps
      • 12. Web-based subscription services
    • What are we going to see at the conference?
      Mainstream hardware for note taking & computer access
      • Audio and handwriting recordings with Olympus recorders, LiveScribe pen & Audio Notetaker
      • 13. Digital recorder vs. laptop vs. iPad/iPod Touch
    • What are we going to see at the conference?
      AT for VI
      • Update on the latest VI products for novices to experts
      • 14. Look at the latest hardware
      • 15. Comparison of products
    • What are we going to see at the conference?
      Accessibility outside windows:
      • Apple Mac accessibility including using iPod Touch & iPad
      • 16. The latest AT for Mac including mind mapping and speech recognition
    • What are we going to see at the conference?
      AT training support anytime - anywhere
      • EB learning portal
    • What are we going to see at the conference?
      Exhibition Area (available throughout the day)
      • Portable Solutions
      • 17. Concept Mapping & Organisational Tools
      • 18. Speech Recognition & Text to Speech
      • 19. Laptops & other hardware
      • 20. General Information & literature
    • Enjoy!
    • 21. 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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