What’s new in AT Webinar Series

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of technology, the realm of assistive technology has witnessed remarkable advancements that hold the potential to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities. From cutting-edge innovations in wearable devices and AI-driven solutions to novel developments in inclusive design and communication tools, the modern world of assistive technology is marked by unprecedented levels of accessibility, empowerment, and inclusivity.

Our “What’s New in AT?” webinar series is aimed to explore the latest breakthroughs and how these advancements are reshaping the way we perceive and interact with Assistive Technology.

What’s new in AT Webinar 1# Lexilens

Innovative wearable reading aid for individuals with Dyslexia. Lexilens smart technology glasses uses the very latest scientific research to make writing more legible for dyslexic users. Removes the need for text-to-speech app and requires little training. Just requires smartphone app to link glasses to set the correct speed rate to see the printed text fluidly that helps to process and absorb the information. Compatible with prescription lenses.

What’s new in AT Webinar 2# Inspiration

Supporting the needs of neurodiverse learners using mind mapping apps

Mind maps are a powerful tool to support learners of all ages to note-take, structure written work, plan or break down tasks and organise workload. They can bring the internal world of a learner into a shared collaborative space.

Reeza Awoodun from Techedology demonstrates Inspiration 10, a digital mind-mapping tool, illustrating how it can be used in a wide variety of ways to support learners of all abilities, primary and secondary, in organising and capturing “thinking”.

What’s new in AT Webinar 3# Cogmap

Hear from Cogmap CEO Dr Javid Farahani how intelligently designed online gameplay can give you tremendous insight into brain function and cognitive maturity.

The application within education, elite sports coaching and business is significant.

Hear how the tool can be used in schools to understand the cognitive ability of children where low literacy levels preclude the use of written cognitive tests, compare children and their progress to a norm-referenced age-related dataset, and how Cogmap could help evaluate the effectiveness of support interventions.

What’s new in AT Webinar 4# Streamer

Streamer is a new approach to captioning, note-taking and translation. Streamer users receive a private and secure website, created specifically for you, your firm, school, agency, or place of worship.

Providing captions and transcriptions at the events, during telephone conference meetings via computer and/or in the classroom enhances the quality of the communication. It ensures everyone can accurately comprehend your message and provides a service that allows for inclusivity and creates an accessible environment for everyone. Additionally, it promotes a positive atmosphere and a greater level of communication. Having a live translation system removes language barriers by providing written translations of the spoken words in real-time.

What’s new in AT Webinar 5# TextHelp

TextHelp creates technology that helps build confidence at school with reading, writing and math.

Claroread and Read&Write are deployed by many schools. But can the use of these excellent apps help a broader group of children, in primary and secondary schools, to access learning more effectively? Jason Gordan and other colleagues from TextHelp describe how schools are using these tools. We also hear about the latest innovations that support use in GCSE and A-Level regulated examinations.

What’s new in AT Webinar 6# The C-Pen Revolution

C-Pen enables children, young people and adults to access the written word, and has proved to be a remarkable handheld tool to assist anyone with Dyslexia or related conditions.
Hear how more and more primary as well as secondary schools are deploying C-Pen to support learning. Also hear first-hand about versions that are enabled for use in regulated exams (GCSE, A-Level and beyond) and a secure version for use in the workplace too.

What’s new in AT Webinar 7# Phonak

In this highly informative and instructional webinar, colleagues from Phonak explain how technology can not only overcome the significant issues faced by many children due to chronic and acute hearing loss, but also enhance the quality of the learning environment for every child. Notes can be downloaded here.