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Exploring the World of Assistive Technology

Thursday 20 May 2021

Zoom

Start: 15:00

End: 16:30

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Update 20th May 2020: It is still possible to register for this event, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_23a74vlZRJOgYZ4PgW4V2A

About

Sight and Sound Technology is the leading supplier of specialist technology, training and support for people with disabilities across the UK and Ireland.

This interactive webinar is the second in a series of 6 sessions which will explore the ever-evolving world of assistive technology. Note that it is not necessary to have attended the first session to attend this session. The Sight and Sound Technology team will guide you through real life scenarios focusing on individuals with a variety of conditions and specific requirements. As a group we will discuss the suggested solutions and examine how assistive technology can offer support and enable people with a disability in a range of social care settings to maintain their mobility, independence, pursue their hobbies and interests, connect with friends and carers and to operate more effectively in everyday life.

The session will end with a Q&A.

Who should attend:
  • Activity Co-Ordinators
  • Personal Assistants
  • Care/support worker
  • Registered Managers
  • Senior Care Staff
  • Individuals who make purchasing decisions around technology
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Rehabilitation Workers
What will we cover

In session 2, we will be concentrating on the following areas of technology:

  • Mainstream technology – e.g. iPads, Android tablets
  • Smart Home Technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Voice activated devices
  • Accessible smartphones and Apps
  • Built-in accessibility features for Windows, Mac and iOS
  • Mobility at home and outdoors
  • Indoor and outdoor navigation
  • Computer software – magnification and screen reading
  • Portable magnification
  • Text-to-speech
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