Inclusive Practice: Technology Matters

Inclusive Practice: Technology Matters

01/31/2020 Jisc Update Margaret McKay, Inclusion Advisor Jisc RSC Scotland Jisc Legal http://jiscleg.al/copyright14webinar Unpacking the JISC TechDis Toolbox

www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/tbx/ Technology Working with Windows Working with Mac OSX Mobile Phones Tablet Devices Using the Web Free Software Assistive Technologies

Different Needs Vision Hearing Mobility / Coordination Understanding Memory/ Concentration Dyslexia Different Needs Struggling Readers

Auditory Learners New to IT Visual Learners Literacy Support Students with English as an additional language Communication Presenting Yourself Video Calls Reading Tools

Writing Tools Multimedia Tools And more.

Build-in accessibility for Mac & PC, Mobile phones/tablet devices, Free software Assistive technology, Time management, Creating accessible information, Organising information. SBRI- Ready, Steady, STEM STEMReader ECS Partners Ltd

Assist with reading aloud and comprehending mathematical symbols and notations, enabling students to open, reformat into large fonts, and hear aloud documents and materials containing maths content Accessible Chemical Diagrams ALTA Software that automatically recognises molecule images and transforms them into fully accessible vector graphics for use in electronic documents.

EQUS (enhancing the quality and usability of spreadsheets) Sheffield Hallam University Enterprises Ltd An add-on to current spreadsheet software which will provide new, visual ways in which they can be designed. OSLO Plextek Limited Allow users who cannot use a keyboard or mouse to access, enter and manipulate information on their computer using Leap Motion

technology. SBRI- Good to Go Work Buddy Serious Games Institute A Cloud based application that allows workers to develop and adapt personal learning profiles. Work buddy will provide a user the opportunity to create their own profile which will include their access needs and their preferred way of working. VirtuAssist Fundosa Technosite S.A Based on smartglasses which can recognise equipment and provide operating

instructions thereby increasing independence in the workplace. VirtuAssist provides users with the relevant information needed to work with minimal supervision in challenging environments. Flycatcher NSF Trading Ltd A downloadable application for smart phones and tablets catches information on the move. It uses pre-programmed information and reads from positioned triggers which send information directly to a person when they are in range. Spatial Memories EDINA An application enabling people with disabilities to be more independent by making

spatially aware reminders, hints and checklists using a personalised interface Xerte Online Toolkit (XOT) An Open Source tool developed by the Information Services team at the University of Nottingham. http://www.scoop.it/t/xerte-online-toolkits Xerte Website Edition http://tinyurl.com/LBFaccess

Xerte Community Site www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/index.aspx RSC Scotland Supporting the Sector the Digital Practitioner Developing How are we doing it ?

Learning Online Digital Literacy for Digital Learning Online Communications & e-Tutoring eAssessment for Learning Open Badges Mobile Learning Apps for Living, Learning & Productivity Mobile Hub Work with Learners Help create Learner Ambassador case studies Carry out focus groups in collaboration with staff

14 Capturing Effective Practice Case studies: Learner and Support Services, Access & Inclusion, Technology and Business Systems, Learning & Teaching, Assessment.

http://tiny.cc/iTechcasestudies Learner Ambassadors Using RoboBraille to create information in alternative formats, Using Mind Mapping Software to Plan Graded Units, Technology enhanced ambassadorship for inspired and inclusive e-Learning,

A Dyslexic Learners Experience using iPad Apps. http://tiny.cc/iTechcasestudies Adapting iOS accessibility settings, Using Genius and Genius Scan apps, Using Dolphin Guide,

Using Dynavox to communicate in collaboration with BSL. http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/learnersandstudents/ambassadors Alt Formats www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/assets/Documents/guidetoaltformat.pdf Speed Reading Apps Techdis would be really interested in the prospect of people carrying out action

research projects with dyslexic learners and some of these apps. http://tiny.cc/SpeedReading Webinars Techdis Tuesday & Xerte Fridays Monthly workshops from Jisc Techdis from 1pm till 1:45pm. http://tiny.cc/Techdis-Tuesdays Xerte Fridays

Last Friday of most months from 1 p.m for 45 minutes. http://tinyurl.com/XerteFridays RSCtv from RSC Scotland (live, watch again & on demand) Regular lunchtime webinars from RSC Scotland e.g. http://tiny.cc/RSCtvAccessibleWordPress 01/31/2020 Margaret McKay, Inclusion Advisor Jisc RSC Scotland

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