San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology (AT) solutions that removes barriers to learning and work.
Aimed at disability professionals involved in post 16 education and the work place, ATEC is a one-day event that allows you to listen to and meet with experts, solution providers and other likeminded people.
- Hear and share ideas on the latest development and application of assistive technology
- Future gaze on how AT solutions will transform the learning and work space environment
- Get practical training on using AT technology
As well as the main conference seminars, there are 16 workshops to choose from with a CPD emphasis. Receive a CPD certificate for each workshop you attend!
Hot buffet lunch and refreshments are provided.
Our dedicated exhibition showcase gives you the opportunity to meet with over 20 assistive technology solution providers throughout the day, who will be there to answer any questions you have and to provide product demonstrations.
08:30 Registration, breakfast and exhibition
09:30 Welcome and introduction: Antony Ruck, ATEC Conference Director and Chair of BATA
09:45 Whole conference keynote #1 Gareth Ford Williams, Head of Accessibility at the BBC
"New technology such as 3D radio, 360 video and VR+Binaural is now becoming main stream, but what challenges do these pose for accessibility?"
10:10 Whole conference keynote #2 Hector Minto, Senior Technology Evangelist for Accessibility at Microsoft
"Technology Accessibility (and therefore Inclusion) as a Mindset – The Microsoft Journey so far."
10:35 Refreshment break and exhibition
10:50 Breakout seminar session #1 Choose one seminar from:
– Getting the most out of your Assistive Tech. by The Codpast
– Using MindView 6 Mind-Mapping Software for Assistive and Academic Purposes by MindView
– Spellex Solutions for Dyslexia by Spellex Corporation
– Mental Health in the Workplace: Challenges and Solutions by Remploy
11.35 Refreshment break and exhibition
11.50 Breakout seminar session #2 Choose one seminar from:
– C-Pen Scanners – A Revolution for Reading, Exams and Data Capture by Scanning Pens Ltd
– Reaping the benefits of AT investment (from the classroom, to the workplace and beyond…) by Texthelp
– The challenges facing AT by BATA (British Assistive Technology Association)
– Enabling HEIs to embrace and adapt to the changes in DSA and Access to Work by BDF (Business Disability Forum)
12:35 Buffet Lunch and Exhibition
13.10. Speed Dating Session
Join our Speed Dating session where three publishers will each deliver a 15-minutes presentation, back-to-back.
– #1: The 15 minute guide to note taking for all by Notetalker
– #2: Accessible text creation and playing using free and low cost apps by Dolphin Computer Access
– #3: Brain In Hand – Topic To Be Announced
14:00 Breakout seminar session #3 Choose one seminar from:
– Creating Your Own Personalised Study Map by Inspiration Software, Inc.
– Learning to use your assistive technology effectively for the long term by Learning Labs
– Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – topic to be announced
– An exploration of the factors which influence the successful use of Assistive Technology, by dyslexic students receiving DSA by British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
14:45 Refreshment break and exhibition
15:00 Breakout seminar session #4 Choose one seminar from:
– DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) Update by Student Finance England (SFE)
– Does lecture capture and recording really support learning? by Sonocent Ltd
– Focus on what you’re writing, with Global AutoCorrect by LexAble Ltd
– Accessible Technology in an era of disruptive innovation by David Banes Access and Inclusion
15:45 Refreshment break and exhibition
16:00 Whole Conference Roundtable Q&A
"Why can’t we always get what we want? The factors that affect IT accessibility, and how lives could change in 2017 and beyond."
A whole conference Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to delve deeper into the themes of the day and topical issues. With a panel consisting of experts from across the sector and moderated by Antony Ruck, this will be an opportunity to further tease out the questions we would all benefit from knowing the answer to. Questions will be taken from the audience and via Twitter. Some questions that will be posed to the panel:
– The GB investment in Rio 2016 has shown what can be achieved through focused funding. Would this model work for AT?
– One size fits all doesn’t work, but 97% could fit in an XXL, so why don’t we take this approach to accessibility?
– The internet of things is permeating our whole lives, from televisions to toasters, home care and cars. How can this benefit AT
– Tablets, smartphones and smart watches are challenging our traditional perception of IT. How could these advancements benefit users of AT, and what other applications for these can we predict?
17:00 Prize draw and closing remarks
17:15 Close of conference
When & Where
Conference and CPD specialists focused on assistive technology and ergonomics within education and the work place.