DSA Workshops

Join Claro Software, Dolphin, Medincle, Notetaking Express, Nuance and Wyvern Business Systems at workshops across the UK to participate in an information sharing CPD session.

Hear from 6 leading assistive technology publishers for the DSA to discover the latest insights into ClaroRead, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, Medincle (health and life science medical spellchecker), Notetaking Express(note writing from lecture recordings), Dragon and iView Learning (previously Wyvern Training Portal). You will also have an opportunity to get hands-on with the most up-to-date ergonomic kit supplied by Wyvern Business Systems.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a free trial of:

These events are suitable for DSA Assessors, Advisors, AT specialists, Centre Managers and other professionals working in roles to support students' learning. Please note that the level of expertise at each event can differ.

We want to ensure everybody gets the most out of the main presentations, so we are inviting anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge to come down ahead of the main workshops for some extra training. In 90 minutes we will provide a demo of each software. Each demo will be offered to small groups so you get a great opportunity to follow the session close up and ask questions. Follow the links below to choose your start time.

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What did practitioners like about the training?

"Demos were excellent, insights superb, atmosphere was excellent."

"Fab lunch, good venue, good range of presenters. Very interesting, good pace with 20 min slots."

"Updates and snippets of latest features. Also, affirms existing knowledge and experience. Excellent hospitality."

"Very informative. Interesting ergonomics and peripherals on display."

Registration Details

Follow the links below to see the timetable and register your place. Check back on the registration pages closer to the time for guest speaker announcements.

Wednesday 24th July 2019, Liverpool

Anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge with the available AT can come for some extra training ahead of the main workshops.

Please note - registering your details here will sign you up for the extra training and the main line-up of workshops.

Times: 10am - 4.30pm (lunch will be provided)

Liverpool Quakers Meeting House, 22 School lane, Liverpool L1 3BT

Wednesday 18th September 2019, Newcastle

Anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge with the available AT can come for some extra training ahead of the main workshops.

Please note - registering your details here will sign you up for the extra training and the main line-up of workshops.

Times: 10am - 4.30pm (lunch will be provided)

Newcastle United Football Club, St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Thursday 3rd October 2019, Aberystwyth

Anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge with the available AT can come for some extra training ahead of the main workshops.

Please note - registering your details here will sign you up for the extra training and the main line-up of workshops.

Times: 10am - 4.30pm (lunch will be provided)

Medrus Conference Suite, Penbryn Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23

Wednesday 13th November 2019, Manchester

Anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge with the available AT can come for some extra training ahead of the main workshops.

Please note - registering your details here will sign you up for the extra training and the main line-up of workshops.

Times: 10am - 4.30pm (lunch will be provided)

The Studio, The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN

Wednesday 20th November 2019, Canterbury

Anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge with the available AT can come for some extra training ahead of the main workshops.

Please note - registering your details here will sign you up for the extra training and the main line-up of workshops.

Times: 10am - 4.30pm (lunch will be provided)

Abode Canterbury Hotel, High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just come along in person.

Have a question?

Please do contact us!

Workshop Partners

Claro Software develops Assistive Technology, software for people with disabilities such as print and reading difficulties like dyslexia, to help them achieve all they can.

We are experts in speech synthesis, word prediction, spellchecking and switch access, and combine them to make innovative, easy-to-use products on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Google Chromebook, iPad and iPhone, Android, and on the Web.

We have an international network of partners who support our users and sell our products world-wide.

www.clarosoftware.com

We believe that everyone should be able to use a computer, whatever their level of sight. We design and develop software from the ground up to help people achieve that. Whether they have never used a computer or are tech savvy but need help with accessibility; we have a product to meet those needs.

Accessibility is a right, not a privilege. We have been developing technology for users of all ages and abilities for 30 years, and we continue to innovate within the sight loss sector, with new and exciting products to enhance and improve the lives of people around the world.

www.yourdolphin.com

Medincle provide a suite of assistive tools to support health and life science students with the challenges posed by biomedical terminology.

The Medincle suite enables British medical spellchecking, dictation, mind mapping, and word prediction, all within a wide range of popular word-processing and assistive software. Medincle ensures these students get the most out of the tools they are provided through the DSA, enabling their assistive software to function fully within their course.

www.medincle.com

Note Taking Express is an all-inclusive productivity tool for making sound and vision notes. It transforms note writing into a more efficient process, allowing more time to keep up with discussions in the classroom or lecture, and encourages creativity and learning.

Note Taking Express records spoken word, highlights key themes, saves images and can import video. These rich media notes can be tailored to suit any learning style, improving study outcomes for all abilities and shaping independent lifelong learners.

www.notetakingexpress.uk

Dragon helps students who struggle with writing, by letting them express themselves simply by talking. Typing and spelling concerns no longer get in the way and slow them down.

Dragon can read back transcribed text to ensure that the material is truly what the user intended to say. Students can also use Dragon to read aloud other text such as homework instructions or incoming email.

Dragon also offers students an easier way to control a computer that is less physically and cognitively taxing. Simply speak and the words appear on the computer screen, transcribing up to 160 words a minute. Or use simple voice commands to conduct research. Simply say "Search Wikipedia for George Washington Carver".

www.nuance.com

Here at Wyvern we not only aim to maximise our customers' potential through technology, we also cater for them ergonomically with our in-house assessments for chairs, tables and ergonomic accessories like keyboards and mice. All this is to make your IT experience with Wyvern more involving and enjoyable.

users.wyvernportal.co.uk

iView Learning (previously Wyvern Training Portal) covers a wide range of Assistive Technology, with new content being added all the time. Covering all of the popular programs such as text-to-speech, voice recognition, mind mapping, notetaking and more!

As well as Assistive Technology, there is also an extensive library of content covering the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and OneNote, and more recently G Suite for Education, including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms.

beta.wbs.uk.com/iview-learning/