Welcome & Is AT Everyone's Business? Free Technology to Make Learning Easier course/resource
- Deirdre Madden, UCC
Deirdre Madden UCC
Deirdre Madden is a B.Sc. graduate of UCC and has worked in the disability and education field for over 15 years. She was the computer trainer with Enable Ireland Cork Adult services for 15 years. She has tutored on the ICT module of UCC’s Certificate in Contemporary Living course aimed at adults with intellectual disabilities. She joined the Disability Support Service in UCC in March 2012 to take up the new role of Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator. Her role is to enhance access and transition to higher level education for students with disabilities through promoting awareness and use of assistive technology in second level education. More recently, Deirdre has worked on the SOAR PATH Enabling Transitions Programme, a cross institutional programme with MTU Tralee and Cork, SETU Carlow and Waterford and UCC on building assistive technology competency and adoption amongst education providers, students and parents. She has created this free Technology to Make Learning Easier course/resource on free/built in tech to make reading, writing, planning and studying easier as part of the SOAR PATH Enabling transitions resources.
Is there still such a thing as AT? Rethinking the Conceptualization of Assistive Technology within Accessibility services in Higher Education
- Dr Frederic Fovet, Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Dr Frederic Fovet Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Frederic's research and practice both focus on Inclusion and UDL. Frederic has been offering Masters level courses in Education for six years now. He focuses on both offering UDL expertise in his courses and modelling UDL in his own course design.
An Apple a Day - An Overview of Apple Features / Apps
Fireside Chat of Lived Experiences from a Blind Student & AT
- Paul Geoghegan, Undergraduate Student, Technological University Dublin
Paul Geoghegan Undergraduate Student, Technological University Dublin
Paul is a former TU Dublin Access Foundation Student who is currently an undergraduate student of Computer Science in the TU Dublin. Paul is currently a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Group Leader who delivers face to face and virtual sessions weekly with Access Students in computer programming.
Thinking about AT
- Trevor Boland, eLearning and Digital Officer, AHEAD
Trevor Boland eLearning and Digital Officer, AHEAD
Trevor Boland is the Digital and eLearning Officer in AHEAD and has been involved in the National rollout of the UDL Badge with UCD and the Teaching and Learning Forum. He also co-delivers the AHEAD Start course, webinars and training regarding assistive technology. Prior to AHEAD, he worked as an Assistive Technology Officer in Higher Education supporting Students with disabilities and Lectured in the Access programme for non-traditional students in TU Dublin.
SUPPorted BY SOLAS
The core funding received by AHEAD for its further education activities on fostering inclusion is provided by SOLAS.
Welcome to GATHER
GATHER with us over the three days on May 31st , June 1st and June 2nd, we will have Assistive Technology presentations, demonstrations and discussions.