How disabled people use technology to support their learning

Date/Time:
Tuesday 24 February 2015 6.30pm-7.30pm

Venue:
Online Remote Session 

This event has been cancelled.

Cost:
Free 

Synopsis

Computers, the internet, smartphones and other digital technologies offer huge potential in the home, at work and in education. They help us keep in touch with people who live next door as easily as someone on the other side of the the world. We can gather information on any subject we want quickly and easily, or share our ideas, or knowledge at the press of a button. They can connect us with colleagues, family and friends and are having a huge impact on the way we learn.

What is also clear is that these technologies offer huge opportunities to people with disabilities or limiting conditions. Whether they have a visual impairment or difficulty with their hearing, have problems using mouse or struggle because of dyslexia, these tools can bring a real sense of independence and transform lives, whether in the workplace, at home or in education and learning.

AbilityNet is the UK’s leading authority in the use of digital technologies by people with disabilities and limiting conditions. This session will look at some of the most common examples we see in our work with disabled people, and focus in particular on some of the solutions which support successful learning.

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