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ONLINE: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

ONLINE: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

 Waterford Education Support Centre are delighted to offer this webinar in collaboration with Cork Education Support Centre, Wexford Education Centre, West Cork Education Centre and Kilkenny Education Centre. 

For Primary and Post-Primary Teachers and SNAs.

What will I learn?

  • What is assistive technology (AT).
  • Advice on students using the computer well to make best use of Assistive Technology..
  • About resources for students to learn or improve touch-typing skills.
  • About Dragon Naturally Speaking – you talk, it types what you say and on free alternatives.
  • About free screen magnification and alteration options for the iPad and Windows.
  • About magnification options for magnifying electronic and hard copies of text (incl. Zoomtext, Optiverso, Eclipse, Liberty Scholar.)
  • About a variety of scanning, OCR, typing and other useful apps.
  • About screen reading software (incl. JAWS and VoiceOver) and text to speech software
  • How to get access to alternative learning materials and texts ( electronic, audio, large print, Braille)
  • About DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and HEAR (Higher Education Access Route)

A Link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

Course Details

Course Date 30-03-2023 4:00 pm
Course End Date 30-03-2023 6:00 pm
Capacity 5
Registered 1
Cut off date 29-03-2023 4:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Deirdre Madden - Outreach Coordinator, UCC Disability Support Service
Select Hours 2
Location ONLINE (via ZOOM)

Eircode - X91 XD98

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