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Computer Access in Schools Networking Day

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Lecture Theatre 2 OR Room 7

Education Department - Barnsley

Pogmoor Road Entrance, Barnsley

Barnsley

S75 2EP

United Kingdom

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This session will provide a forum for finding out about the resources that are available to support provision of computer access solutions in schools. Speakers representing equipment suppliers, service providers and consultants will be talking about the work they do, and will give examples of computer access solutions that are available. This networking day is intended to provide participants with an opportunity to meet others working in the field, and gain knowledge of where to turn to for advice and assessment.

Aims:

  1. Provide an overview of resources available to support the implementation of computer access solutions in schools.

  2. Give participants an awareness of a range of hardware and software that might support access to computers for students with disabilities, and the opportunity to meet a range of experts in the field of computer access provision.

  3. Facilitate the opportunity for participants to network with peers working with a similar client group, and for participants to discuss and problem solve past and present computer access solutions and difficulties.

  4. Provide an overview of the remit of Barnsley Assistive Technology Team in the provision of computer access assessment / equipment.

Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of resources available to support the implementation of computer access solutions in schools.

  2. Gain an awareness of a range of hardware and software that might support access to computers for students with disabilities, and have an opportunity to meet a range of experts in the field of computer access provision.


  1. Have the opportunity to network with peers working with a similar client group, and to discuss and problem solve past and present computer access solutions and difficulties.

  2. Gain an overview of the remit of Barnsley Assistive Technology Team in the provision of computer access assessment / equipment.

Target AudienceHealth and education professionals who have a responsibility to provide or identify computer access solutions for children with disabilities at school. For example, but not limited to, SENCOs, paediatric OTs, Teachers and IT support workers.

Delivered by: Vicky Johnson and Becky Leedale

General - These sessions are aimed at those who may work with AAC/EC on an occasional or even regular basis and have a reasonable awareness and understanding of AAC/EC assessment and technology (e.g. Specialist school therapists, teachers, adult community therapists) Some prior knowledge of AAC terminology is assumed but a glossary of terms and background information will be provided before the session.

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Lecture Theatre 2 OR Room 7

Education Department - Barnsley

Pogmoor Road Entrance, Barnsley

Barnsley

S75 2EP

United Kingdom

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