Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Latest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions


Published on

information on Assistive technology presented at the iansyst DSA Roadshow

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Latest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions

  1. 1. Technology UpdateLatest trends in Assistive Technology Solutions.<br />iansyst<br />
  2. 2. What do we mean by assistive technology?<br />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 <br /> World Health Organisation <br />
  3. 3. So when does technology become assistive technology?<br /><ul><li>When it is applied to meet access needs?
  4. 4. When it improves productivity?</li></ul>Mainstream technology can easily become assistive technology in an education context<br />
  5. 5. Assistive or Mainstream?<br />
  6. 6. Personal computing developments since 2004<br />2011 student intake have been exposed to these tools at home & school<br />
  7. 7. Technology Trends affecting AT<br />Portability & mobile devices<br /><ul><li> computer in your pocket</li></ul>Anywhere computing; anywhere internet access<br /><ul><li> cloud computing</li></ul>New ways of paying<br /><ul><li>subscription / app model / free & shareware</li></ul>Touch interface<br /><ul><li>Mobiles and full size devices</li></li></ul><li>Use of mobile technology in the real world…<br />Recent survey of 238 users:<br />17% said their mobile was more important than their computer<br />85% said their phone had a calendar of which 74% said they used it<br />62% accessed the internet on their phones<br />Over 78% interacted with text files in someway on their phones<br />
  8. 8. Graduate skills & assistive technology use<br />Assistive technology usage is higher when they receive training on it<br />Assistive technology use needs to be embedded within students coping strategies<br />For disabled students to gain graduate skills they must….<br />Embed assistive technology within their graduate skills<br />AND understand how to use those skills with the latest technology in the workplace<br />
  9. 9. We can’t tie students to their desks to use their assistive technology when the world is moving on….. <br />
  10. 10. Putting this into the DSA context<br />Assistive technology recommendations and training need to take into account current & future technology usage e.g. <br /><ul><li>Accessing and reading resources online-on the go
  11. 11. Collaborative working on the cloud</li></li></ul><li>Putting this into the DSA context<br />Mainstream & mobile hardware should be considered as assistive technology in the right context<br />How do we cope with new payment models:<br /><ul><li>Downloadable apps
  12. 12. Web-based subscription services</li></li></ul><li>What are we going to see at the conference?<br />Mainstream hardware for note taking & computer access<br /><ul><li>Audio and handwriting recordings with Olympus recorders, LiveScribe pen & Audio Notetaker
  13. 13. Digital recorder vs. laptop vs. iPad/iPod Touch</li></li></ul><li>What are we going to see at the conference?<br />AT for VI<br /><ul><li>Update on the latest VI products for novices to experts
  14. 14. Look at the latest hardware
  15. 15. Comparison of products</li></li></ul><li>What are we going to see at the conference?<br />Accessibility outside windows:<br /><ul><li>Apple Mac accessibility including using iPod Touch & iPad
  16. 16. The latest AT for Mac including mind mapping and speech recognition</li></li></ul><li>What are we going to see at the conference?<br />AT training support anytime - anywhere<br /><ul><li>EB learning portal</li></li></ul><li>What are we going to see at the conference?<br />Exhibition Area (available throughout the day)<br /><ul><li>Portable Solutions
  17. 17. Concept Mapping & Organisational Tools
  18. 18. Speech Recognition & Text to Speech
  19. 19. Laptops & other hardware
  20. 20. General Information & literature</li></li></ul><li>Enjoy!<br />
  21. 21. Contact details:<br />Abi James<br />Iansyst<br />Fen House<br />Fen Road<br />Cambridge<br />CB4 1UN<br />Email:<br />Tel: 01223 420101<br />Web:<br /><br /><br />