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WCECW22071 - Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired.

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


22-3914-SPR-Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired - Online Workshop

For Primary and Post-Primary Teachers and SNAs.

Course delivered by Deirdre Madden - Assisive Technology Outreach Coordinator for UCC Disability Support Service.

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.

Event Properties

Course Date 10-03-2022 4:00 pm
Event End Date 10-03-2022 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 27-01-2022 3:00 pm
Capacity 5
Cut off date 10-03-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price Ten Euro
Speaker Deirdre Madden
Number Hours 2
Location Online
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