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Assistive Technology Exhibition and Conference

Post 16 Education, DSA & Access to Work

COVENTRY - Thursday 21st October 2021

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WHAT IS ATEC?

Aimed at disability professionals and technologists, ATEC is a whole day conference showcasing excellence in assistive technology (AT).

Join us for access to 26 assistive technology exhibitors, 16 breakout seminars, 2 keynotes, a Q&A panel session and networking opportunitities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ATEC?

  • Further & Higher Education Disability Practitioners
  • Student Services Professionals
  • Learning Technologists
  • DSA Assessors
  • Access to Work Assessors
  • Study Support and Assistive Technology Tutors
  • Technology Suppliers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND Q&A PANELLISTS

Join ATEC to hear from our inspirational keynote speakers and Q&A panellists.

TARA CHATTAWAY

Head of Education

Thomas Pocklington Trust


ANASTASIA SKAMARAUSKAS

Engagement lead for digital strategy

Department for Education

CAROLINE HUNTLEY

Chair

NADP

ADAM HYLAND

Director of Accessibility and Inclusion

Diversity and Ability


ANTONY RUCK

Co-President

DATEurope

AGENDA

8.30-9.30am - Registration, Exhibition and Refreshments

9.30-9.40am - Welcome and Introduction

Antony Ruck, ATEC Conference Director

9.40-10.00am - Sponsors Welcome

Nicole Michael, DSA Manager, Texthelp

10.00-10.25am - Whole Conference Keynote #1

DfE: AT and the Digital Strategy for Education

We are delighted to welcome Anastasia, who will provide an overview and insight on how the Department for Education is engaging with Assistive Technology experts on the Government’s Digital Strategy for Education.

Anastasia Skamarauskas, Engagement Lead for Digital Strategy, Department for Education

10.25-10.55am - Exhibition and Refreshments

10.55-11.35am - Breakout seminar session #1

Essay Writer - Introduction to Essay Writer

FindMyFlow - Student insights – the key that unlocks the future of eLearning

Texthelp - Making all content accessible for students with Texthelp products

iansyst - Specialist disability technology and service solutions to support students

11.35-11.50am - Break

11.50-12.30pm - Breakout seminar session #2

Scanning Pens - Support for literacy with the ReaderPen

Pro-Study - How Can Pro-Study and the Pro-study Assist App support students in these changing times

Lexable - Increase productivity, reduce stress and keep moving forwards with Global AutoCorrect & Global Tasks

Aspire - A full demonstration on how the platform supports students

12.30-1.35pm - Lunch and Exhibition

1.35-2.00pm - Whole Conference Keynote #2

DSA Update – How can the past and present inform the future of DSA?

For several years the DSA has been the subject of review and visions of modernisation, but how can the lessons of the past inform the best practice and success of DSA in the future? In this session Antony will explore the changes and developments within DSA since its inception, how we arrived at the current model for delivery, and what we know of the drivers and criteria for supporting students in 2022 and beyond.

Antony Ruck, ATEC Conference Director

2.00-2.10pm - Break

2.10-2.50pm - Breakout seminar session #3

Glean - Solving your student's note taking challenges

eQuality Solutions - How has DSA student support changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and how have we adapted to it?

TextAid - *NEW TO ATEC* – TextAid Literacy Support

PresentPal - Using technology to alleviate presentation anxiety and increase confidence in the classroom

2.50-3.05pm - Break

3.05-3.45pm - Breakout seminar session #4

Inspiration - NEW features to Inspiration 10 & RD - Citation Tool, Bibliography Generator & More!

Claro Software - How ClaroRead and Writing Helper can support reading and writing

LightKey - Write Smarter, with Confidence, Turbocharge your typing using the world’s leading AI-powered writing assistant

Brain in Hand - How human and digital support combine to support independence in education and at work

3.45-4.00pm - Exhibition and Refreshments

4.00-4.30pm - Q&A Panel - The Language of Disability

Caroline Huntley, Chair, NADP

Tara Chattaway, Head of Education, Thomas Pocklington Trust

Adam Hyland, Director of Accessibility and Inclusion, Diversity and Ability

4.30-4.40pm - Prize Draw and Closing Remarks

4.40pm - Conference ends

JOIN US AT ATEC

2 Inspirational Keynotes

16 CPD Led Seminars

26 Exhibitors

Network with other

delegates

Q&A Opportunities


Receive a CPD Certificate

EXHIBITORS

Event venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry

Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry CV2 2ST

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