How to get support with Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology


 

Assistive Technology Masterclass Sessions

 


 

During term time feel free to attend one of our many Assistive technology masterclass sessions to get you up to speed on the most used technology supports. The sessions will run at 1 pm on Wednesdays and last no longer than 15-20mins.

The sessions will be both held both in person or you can also use Microsoft teams to attend remotely.

All sessions are to start at 1 pm for 20mins. If attending in person please attend the Disability main office in the disAbility Hub in Printing House Square, if online please use the link provided.

 


 

Upcoming Sessions

 


 

Thursday the 1st of December - 12.30-1 pm

 


 

Completed Sessions to date 

 


 

Wednesday 28th of September

 

 Wednesday 5th of October

 

Wednesday the 12 of October

 

Wednesday the 19th of October

 

Wednesday the 26th of October

 

November the 2nd of November

 

Thursday the 17th of November - 12.30-1 pm

 

Thursday the 24th of November - 12.30-1 pm


 

Meeting with the Assistive Technology Officer 1:1

 


 

If you feel you have specific requirements in your use of Assistive Technology you can ask your Disability Officer to make an appointment with our Assistive Technology officer, Andrew Costello, to ensure that the technology matches your study needs and environment. This meeting can take place face-to-face or online as requested.

 

Student Assessment Process - Matching Student & Technology (MST)

The Matching Student & Technology (MST), assessment process assessment ensures that any technology you wish to use meets your study needs. It also ensures that you have the necessary IT skills to use the technology and maps out any further training or support needed.

 

The MST Assessment Aims:

  • To provide feedback about what a student thinks and feels towards technology and their learning needs,
  • To give students the opportunity to select and use the resources that best suit their individual needs,
  • To consider how assistive technology can be used when transitioning to employment.

 

Three-step MST Assessment:

  1. Initial use of technology - First complete the online assessment giving details about past technology use. This will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is done prior to meeting with the AT officer.
  2. Matching Student & Technology Assessment - Once you have completed the online assessment you will meet 1:1 with the AT officer. This meeting will last 30-45 minutes and will examine the student's educational activities in order to determine how Assistive Technology can be incorporated.
  3. Feedback - At the end of the year, students are asked to complete a feedback survey online. This will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will ask the student about their experiences using Assistive Technology. The student will also meet 1:1 with the AT officer to discuss the use of assistive technology during the year and how it improved.